We reveal what governments conceal
One would think that toxic food would be banned from the plate. But, this is not the case in whaling countries. Whale meat, heavily contaminated with mercury, PCBs or DDT, is still being sold for food consumption in Japan, Norway, Iceland, and the Faroe Islands. Against their better judgement, the governments of theses countries let their populations poison themselves with toxic menus.
OceanCare and Pro Wildlife have brought this fact to public attention. It has been known for a long time, but has been concealed, and www.toxic-menu.org shows the results of three decades of research on toxic loads of marine mammals and on the huge risks posed by the consumption of a hazardous “delicacy”. The data base calls on politicians, authorities and physicians to take the public health risks posed by cetacean meat consumption seriously and to inform the public about the risks they pose.
OceanCare continues to inform the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the International Whaling Commission (IWC) as well as public health authorities, consumer protection organisations and tour operators of whaling countries about new findings related to the toxicity of cetacean meat.