Wild vs Farmed Shrimp, What You Need to Know

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Did you know that there is a declining rate of all seafood stocks in our oceans? As a result, of the declining wild seafood, these seafood farms of all kinds are becoming big business. Unfortunately, the farming has led to all sorts of environmental hazards, all of them could potentially threaten your health.

According to Dr. Mercola article The Unsavory Aspects of Farmed Shrimp, here’s what you need to know.

  1. Contamination is rampant. Farmed shrimp can contain a wide variety of contaminants, including chemical residues from cleaning agents, germs like Salmonella and E.coli, along with other contaminants like mouse and rat hair.
  2. Shrimp plants are filthy. The Food and Water Watch, report that 26 to 35 percent of all imported seafood is rejected due to filth.
  3. Imported shrimp may contain hazardous antibiotics.
  4. Domestic shrimp can be tainted with oil.

You may have to pay more for wild shrimp, but isn’t your health worth the extra few dollars?



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