"I don't think there's been a point in history where a chef is so familiar with what exact area each oyster, shrimp crab and fin-fish comes from. The seafood from the gulf that's coming in has never been more scrutinized or so good."
Since the Gulf oil spill, consumption of Gulf seafood has dropped, which is why we at the White House are so happy to play our part in reminding Americans that Gulf seafood is not only safe -- but delicious.
What is the social and economic impact of diminished confidence and reduced consumption of seafood? A recent survey conducted by the University of Minnesota really tells the tale for the American consumer.
From peanut butter to beef and from listeria to E. coli and melamine in milk products from China, it seems as though consumers are inundated with news on one "food scare" after another. Is all this worry justified?