The importation of shrimp from Asia has destroyed most of our own shrimp industry on the Gulf coast. The worst part of this is that Chinese shrimp is grown in sewage and that is disguised by adding antibiotics and herbicides that are banned in the United States. According to a statement of the Southern Shrimp Alliance, "this process reflects an intentional decision by the Chinese." The use of these harmful chemicals is the result of China's "calculation to reduce the costs of producing aquaculture shrimp at the risk of the health and safety of American consumers."
Much of the Chinese seafood is now shipped from China's plants in Vietnam and Malaysia. The FDA has already detained many shipments of Vietnamese seafood because of E.coli, antibiotic residues, and other serious safety concerns. When you buy fish, look for the sign showing where the fish comes from.
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