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Where to source shrimp?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 26, 2012 at 1:41 AM

Where is the best place to source shimp from? The gulf is full of BP oil, who knows the mysterious concoctions of chemicals in Thailand waters. What is the least bad source?

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on September 27, 2012
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I'd use Seafood Watch as a starting point, not an endpoint. Further research would tell you stay away from Thailand and Gulf of Mexico shrimp...and stock up on Oregon shrimp. :P

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on September 26, 2012
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While farmed shrimp might be a good environmental choice, the seafood watch doesn't say anything about feed, specifically antibiotics, GMOs, and other unnatural items.

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6d64cd6dc98d6ab763bd03678a317964

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on September 26, 2012
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on September 26, 2012
at 02:47 PM

While farmed shrimp might be a good environmental choice, the seafood watch doesn't say anything about feed, specifically antibiotics, GMOs, and other unnatural items.

6d64cd6dc98d6ab763bd03678a317964

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on September 27, 2012
at 02:31 AM

I'd use Seafood Watch as a starting point, not an endpoint. Further research would tell you stay away from Thailand and Gulf of Mexico shrimp...and stock up on Oregon shrimp. :P

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on September 26, 2012
at 08:09 PM

Thailand, unfortunately, should be a big fat AVOID. The shrimp may or may not be "good", but the labor is often slaves. Seriously.

Thai shrimp industry article - slave labor - Washington Post

Possibly Burma, too. I don't know enough about Vietnam yet.

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on September 26, 2012
at 02:22 AM

Probably the Pacific coast of the US or Mexico.

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