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Horrifying environmental impact of non-Gulf shrimp

Shrimp is the most popular seafood in the United States, with the average resident consuming 4.1 pounds per year. But this food comes at a serious cost for the planet and for human health, warns Jill Richardson, author of Recipe for America: Why Our Food System Is Broken and What We Can Do to Fix It.

“Unfortunately much of the shrimp we eat are a cocktail of chemicals, harvested at the expense of one of the world”s productive ecosystems,” Richardson writes on Alternet.org. “Worse, guidelines for finding some kind of “sustainable shrimp” are so far nonexistent.”… Read Full Article by David Gutierrez

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