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Ask Umbra: Advice for Living Green – Are shrimp farms killing the oceans?

Q. I have recently read an editorial about the shrimp farming industry and the absolute hell it brings upon the mangroves of Southeast Asia and the use of horrendous chemicals. I immediately thought, “Shit, now I have to stop eating shrimp too!?” So I checked my freezer to look at what might be my last bag of frozen shrimp, and I saw the mark for the best aquaculture practice I read the various pages, however, and it could very well be greenwashing. Do I have to stop eating aquacultured shrimp, even with this seemingly eco-friendly label? Aonghus M. Elizabethtown Read [email protected]  10:14

The comments., as always @grist, are a real treat! (shaking head)