"Let Them Eat Trout!"

In Idaho’s own version of Marie Antoinette’s faux pas, the state failed to warn its Food Bank director that feeding 4,700 pounds of fish to the region’s low-income people was not a very good idea. The problem? The fish came from Lake Pend Oreille, which has been on the Department of Health and Welfare’s watch list for mercury contamination since 2007.

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