Can fish be organic?
You won’t see the USDA’s certified organic logo on fish because there is not a USDA certification for organic seafood. A producer can call its seafood organic on the package but the claim is meaningless. Because the USDA does not oversee this label, there is no guarantee farm-raised salmon, for example, was raised on organic feed or that it is free of PCBs. Other countries certify farmed seafood, but standards are not uniform from country to country. Some fish farms are more ecologically sound than others. The Marine Stewardship Council (www.msc.org) is a third-party certifier that monitors fishery-management practices and ensures that certain fisheries are sustainably managed. This independent group monitors fisheries around the globe. Cholesterol in shellfish Are you among those who think you can’t enjoy shrimp because you’re supposed to be limiting cholesterol in your diet to less than 200 milligrams? If so, please read on to learn the true fish facts. Even if your cholesterol is hi