Thursday, December 19, 2013

Fear mongering comes in shrimp size bites too

Wow this sounds a lot like the rhetoric against modern livestock production. Oh wait it is the same. So I am not in favor of imported food although if you have been enjoying shrimp with no ill effects why would you change your consumption habits now?

Why You May Never Want to Eat Shrimp Again


By the numbers, shrimp is America's No. 1 seafood by a long shot, and a whopping 85 percent of the shrimp we eat is imported. Some is farmed, and some is wild. And when it arrives in the U.S.,  
almost none of this food is ever inspected.

When it is inspected, some of the top reasons it's rejected are "filth," salmonella, and residues of banned veterinary drugs. (Hungry yet?)

Overseas, shrimp is often farmed in ponds that are treated with a long list of chemicals: urea, superphosphate, diesel, piscicides (fish-killing chemicals like chlorine and rotenone), pesticides, antibiotics (including some that are banned in the U.S.), sodium tripolyphosphate (a suspected neurotoxin), borax, and occasionally caustic soda.



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