Posts Tagged: fish

Better regulation needed because oil and water don’t mix

Ever wonder why more aggressive government regulation makes sense?  Read Ian Shapira’s minute-by-minute account in the Washington Post about seafood buyers for major supermarkets who are trying to make sure Americans have fresh, safe fish to eat.  Just the hint of petroleum in the fish Americans buy every day is enough to force seafood purchasing overseas, where suppliers don’t maintain as high food safety standards as U.S. companies.  The money goes abroad.  The fish may be worse in quality and come from rapacious fish harvesting practices. (more…)

California ruling puts farming ahead of fish

California agribusiness and water agencies won the latest legal skirmish in California’s water wars yesterday when a federal judge in Fresno issued an injunction against orders earlier issued by federal officials that limited the amount of river water to be diverted for agriculture and water agencies. (more…)