A new Web site aimed at helping consumers weigh the benefits against possible risks of eating seafood has just been launched. The site, http://seafoodhealthfacts.org
, developed largely through a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, was created to help clear up many of the myths surrounding seafood. “The idea is for the site to serve as a credible resource to health care professionals and consumers,” said New York Sea Grant Seafood Specialist Ken Gall
, who was the primary developer of the new Web site and is the Cornell University Co-Investigator for this project.
Included on the site are resources for seafood nutrition and the benefits of seafood consumption, seafood safety and the risks associated with certain types of seafood, a comparison of the risks and benefits of seafood consumption, and the seafood supply in the United States. The site, which also features information aimed at specific population groups, will be enhanced in early spring so that consumers can customize the information they need based on the amount and source of seafood they eat.
— Paul C. Focazio