Some imported farmed seafood is a toxic cocktail – sometimes laced with antibiotics and pesticides that are not allowed in Canadian food production.

Vancouver Free Press. – Have a look at the frozen shrimp in your local grocery store and you’ll see that most of it is imported from developing countries in Southeast Asia and, increasingly, Latin America. Millions of small producers in the world’s poorest countries produce 99 percent of the world’s farmed shrimp, according to the Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, a division of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, with exports to the rest of the world amounting to almost $9 billion a year. “Intensive shrimp farming is an environmental disaster,” says UBC Fisheries Centre director Daniel Pauly. “In addition, aquaculture from Southeast Asia—from Thailand and Vietnam and other countries—is exposed to all kinds of chemicals for the simple reason that shrimp are farmed in systems that are heavily contaminated. continued  (I NEVER agree with this guy, but I do on this.)

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