Why Recent Discoveries in All Oceans Suggest We Should All Rethink Seafood Recommendations: Microplastic contamination in all fish tested

It becomes more and more difficult to navigate a food system that is influenced in so many ways by human activity.  Modern agriculture and pollution both present huge issues with respect to food safety.  For decades now the number of foods that appear safe to eat regularly has dwindled.  PCBs and dioxin were initial contaminants that proved to be even more damaging as endocrine disruptors than any scientist had anticipated.  Later, a variety of pesticides and agrochemicals started showing up on plates across America, most of which remain largely unstudied.  More recently, the routine disposal of trash, combined with non-point, runoff pollution, has resulted in a literal plastic soup in almost every ocean examined. Continue reading