WINK: Mote Marine scientist says US Sugar is misusing her words for an agenda

WINK News: Written by Kelsey Kushner. August 14, 2018.

A lot of fingers are pointing at big sugar and releases from Lake Okeechobee as causes for our historically bad red tide.

Now, the country’s largest sugar company, U.S. Sugar in Clewiston, is fighting back.

They’re using a Mote Marine scientist’s words as evidence to distance themselves from red tide, and that scientist is telling WINK News exclusively that they’re misusing her statement and she wants no part of it.

“They’re kind of using what we were saying to their benefit,” said Mote Marine scientist Dr. Tracy Fanara.

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