The U.S. Department of Agriculture is debating whether to consider food sourced from recirculating hydroponic and aquaponic agricultural methods should be considered organic.
Invasive species are escaping from fish and shellfish farms in Europe and being released inappropriately into rivers and lakes. As a result, alien fish are wreaking havoc on native populations.
By studying both the beneficial nutrients and the harmful contaminants of fish collaboratively, Dartmouth researchers are able to better understand the pros and cons to eating seafood.
University of New Hampshire researchers have discovered they can use the chemical signatures found in the inner ear bones of winter flounder to help them trace the fish to their estuaries – a critical part of remedying their population decline.