The US seafood industry is preparing to avoid “a second gulf disaster” by persuading Americans that seafood in general, and supplies from the Gulf of Mexico in particular, are safe to eat, according to the trade organization National Fisheries Institute...
A new survey has found that more than half of Americans have changed their seafood consumption as a result of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill – and nearly a third of those intend to eat less seafood regardless of its origin.
Louisiana was holding its breath when Hurricane Gustav made landfall last week. It promised to be the mother of all storms as it roared towards the Gulf Coast but fortunately the region, along with the food industry it supports, was spared.
As Hurricane Katrina hammers the US state of Louisiana damaging
corn and soybean crops in its wake and creating bullish trading in
the energy markets, the storm could actually benefit food crops
located further north, affecting global...