For food producers, the impetus to produce the most food products at the lowest cost looms heavy. However, the motivation to ensure the safety of the products being sold should carry equal importance, if not more.
As a Spaniard, I'm proud of our seafood tradition. As a mother, I'm worried. There's a downside to our seafood habit: studies have shown that the mercury level in our blood is 10 times the average level in the U.S. and in other countries.
As we hear from fishermen that reopened areas are showing signs of oil, NRDC and Gulf Coast groups request documents and ask for explanations from the government. But most information is still not available, and the reopenings continue.