The Gulf of Mexico oil spill still poses threats to human health and seafood safety, according to a study published Monday by the peer-reviewed Journal of the American Medical Association.
The report comes two days after President Obama and members of his family swam in the Gulf at Panama City Beach and ate fish caught there, and hours after this year's commercial shrimping season officially kicked off along the Louisiana coast.
Federal officials disputed the new report and said ongoing testing is aggressive and sufficient to protect public health.
First off, it is already news around the world that Obama;s swim did not take place in the gulf itself, but at a private beach (possibly even a pool) inside a sheltered bay. Based on that deception, one should not accept the origins of the fish taco at face value, and even if they found a few safe fish for the President to eat, that does not prove the toxicity or lack of same for fish elsewhere in the Gulf. It's pure PR and as I noted further down, Obama is apparently willing to let Americans eat poisoned food for the sake of a few more votes in November.