Category Archives: Health

Don’t Stop Pushing for Higher Standards

Don’t Stop Pushing for Higher Standards

By Fiona McGregor

A recent article in TakePart asked whether shrimp can really be sustainable, but the perspective was largely from that of the consumer, the western, and the developed. What about the people whose livelihoods are lost because of shrimp farming? What about the impact on the environment? What about overconsumption?
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Love Eating Prawns? Think Twice Before Biting Into One!

Love eating prawns? You’ll go right off them after we tell you what THEY are fed on

  • ‘I’ll never eat a king prawn again’ says Wickens after seeing Thai prawn trade
  • The environment is left devastated and polluted by unscrupulous trawlers
  • Trafficked labourers from Burma and Cambodia work in appalling conditions

By JIM WICKENS

Hidden Cost of Cheap Shrimp

Hidden Cost of Cheap Shrimp

Please check out this revealing video on the continuing health risks posed by imported farmed shrimp! The following video, Hidden Costs of Cheap Shrimp is a must see for chefs and retailers who sell imported shrimp to unsuspecting customers who then must face the consequences of health risks involved in consuming these potentially tainted shrimp.

http://www.internationalreporting.org/shrimp/2010/10/27/health/