Month: March 2019

  • Shrimp containing antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in Canadian grocery stores

    March 18, 2019

    A Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Marketplace investigation has found worrying levels of antibiotic-resistant bacteria on imported shrimp bought at major grocery stores across Canada. Global demand for shrimp has exploded in recent decades, worth an estimated $39 billion U.S. and growing. Canada alone imports about $700 million in shrimp every year, with the majority of it coming from countries... Read More

  • U.S. Dept. of Labor ‘Sweat & Toil’ app shows four countries using child labor, forced labor in shrimp production

    March 14, 2019

    Child labor, forced labor and child forced labor are used in at least four countries that supply imported shrimp to the U.S., according to an app created by the U.S. Department of Labor. The U.S. Department of Labor’s app “Sweat & Toil: Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking Around the World” provides a comprehensive... Read More

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    Meatless during Lent? Shrimp make the difference

    March 8, 2019

    Lent has begun, and until Easter (April 21 this year), many Christians around the world will be abstaining from meat. If meat normally is a significant part of your diet, that sacrifice might seem especially difficult to maintain. But Wild American Shrimp can make a delicious difference. Seafood dishes, especially those featuring shrimp, are quick... Read More