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SPECIAL REPORT: Blood Fish: Why Prawns Should Be Blacklisted From All Our Shopping Baskets


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- 675 days ago - theecologist.org
A new investigation has revealed appalling labour conditions for Burmese migrants working onboard boats supplying 'trash fish' for use in feed given to farmed prawns



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JM A. (176)
Monday September 24, 2012, 9:06 pm
SAD SITUATION. GOOD TO AVOID EATING PRAWNS.
 

Shelly Peterson (213)
Monday September 24, 2012, 11:07 pm
augh!..between the poisened Gulf, I can't eat them..and now this!?!....wil you or someone please post an article on how I can learn to eat "MOONDST", and live for more than 2 weeks!?! ..arsnik in our "chicken" to "make" it look pink,..... non-organic arsnik, from all the chicken poop, water pollutition runoff and pesticides thanks to Bayer , Monsanto etc., NOW IN ALL OF OUR RICE GROWN HERE IN THE STATES (JAPAN'S RICE AND TEA AND HERBS ARE RADIO ACTIVE, THANKYOU VERY MUCH!!)..AND THE TRUTH IS, THE DISPERSENTS THAT bp USED FOR THE ATTEMPT TO CLEAN UP THE gULF-OIL SPILL, HAS LED TO THE wORLD'S FAST MUTATIONS AND FISH DISEASES IN THE whole worlds history!!..if you eat it, you will die from cancer and now new diseases, that the officials are scrambling to name..and it is the fishermen as well as the scientists that have been the whistlerblowers!!!...(and major bucks and threats occur every single day, to "buy them out, shut them up..even people disapearing!!'...for over a year now and still going on!!..and this community of fisherman that know first hand....talk about being between " A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE".....i LIVE IN wASHINGTON AND MY APPLES ARE FULL OF PESTICIDES, NEUROTOXINS...( i TRY TO GROW A BRAIN CELL EVERYDAY, NOT LOOSE ONE..LET ALONE PERMANENTLY!!)..MY MEAT IS POISEND WITH ANTIBIOTICS....MY VEGGIES AND FRUIT AND GRAINS ARE POISONED WITH PESTICIDES AND ARSNIK....now even the omega3 fish oils, don't work unless fresh from the fish, but they are poisened and or almost extinct...and then are 'FRANKEN FOODS", LIKE gmo cORN AND GRAINS..MAKING THE BIGGEST AND GROTESQUE TUMORS ON THE LAB RATS!!..JUST THINK OF THAT ON YOU OR ME OR ONE OF OUR LOVED ONES....RADIO ACTIVITY, fRACKING, GMO seed sterilization, ...The largest Pharmecutical Company in the USA, LARGEST PRODUCER OF ANTIBIOTICS TO CURE PEOPLE...JUST SKIPPED TOWN FOR CHINA!!! TURNS OUT, THE CREATED SO MANY SUPER DISEASES AND IN THE TESTING..."whisper's of the strains escaped..AND NOW...GUESS WHAT!?!..THEY CAN'T COME UP WITH A CURE FOR WHAT THEY HAVE ALREADY RELEASED IN AMERICA..AND HAVE PACKED UP AND ARE IN THE PROCESS OF M"MOVING" TO CHINA"!!!!!..THE ANTIBIOTICS THAT THEY HAVE MADE ARE null... TO THE SUPER VIRUSES THEY CREATED TO TEST THE NEW ANTI BIOTICS...THEY FAILLED!!THEY ARE RUNNING AWAY TO CHINA...AND LEAVING US ALL HERE, WITHOUT ANY HOPE IN HELL OF BATTLING THE NEW 2012 AND STRAINS OF NEW DISEASES, THAT THEY UNLEASHED IN AMERICA..JUST UNBELIEVABLE..BUT ALL TRUE AND YOU REALLY DO NEED TO CHECK IT OUT FOR YOURSELVES
........so!!! ANYONE KNOW ANY RECIPES FOR SAND OR "MOONDUST"..that might be sustainable!!??!!..please send ASAP!! thankyou!
 

Maureen C. (3)
Monday September 24, 2012, 11:31 pm
Shrimp, or prawns, have been off my diet for decades, since I found out how ecologically-damaging shrimp trawling was; and I'm not confidant about the chemical safety of farmed shrimp from the East -- I know that various chemicals and antibiotics are used in farming seafood there that aren't considered safe here. Now, I find out that seafood farming includes human abuse too?

 

Giana Peranio-Paz (378)
Tuesday September 25, 2012, 12:05 am
I think that I will also take shrimp and prawns off my menue...I have stopped eating meat completely! Hoorahhh!
 

Alfred Donovan (44)
Tuesday September 25, 2012, 1:05 am
This is another case of man's greed and stupidity.
 

John S. (297)
Tuesday September 25, 2012, 3:34 am
I don't buy any fish from Asia.
 

Frans Badenhorst (548)
Tuesday September 25, 2012, 4:39 am
noted... NOT havbing prawns ever again...
 

Sam E M. (0)
Tuesday September 25, 2012, 4:40 am
Here we were, innocently eating prawns in the naive belief it was keeping poor people in work, but turns out it's quite the opposite. Terrible to read about the horrors in that article. Definitely won't buy them again. If there's no demand then they'll stop building prawn farms.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Tuesday September 25, 2012, 6:45 am
Thanks for the update.
 

Maureen P. (0)
Tuesday September 25, 2012, 12:21 pm
If you get wild prawns from the Gulf (there are safe areas), or even wild white prawns fished in northern California from the fisherman who catch them, it is worth the extra cost.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 25, 2012, 12:48 pm
I only eat our local seafood where I live.
 

Bill Eagle (32)
Tuesday September 25, 2012, 1:18 pm
Good reason not to eat prawns. This is also a result of a few corporations controlling our entire food supply. We still have the Sherman Anti Trust law on the books, but no one in power seems to have the guts to enforce it.
 

Muriel Servaege (39)
Tuesday September 25, 2012, 2:35 pm
I think I'll stop eating prawns as well.
 

Robert Garvin (46)
Tuesday September 25, 2012, 5:40 pm
I find it quite interesting that one by one of the creatures mentioned in the Bible as being unclean are also being recognised by those who have no belief in the Bible whatsoever are also discarding them for whatever reasons.Seems that there must be something in the original which thinking people eventually work out to be fact. People really are NOT stupid. Eventually, by some means or other, the message finally gets through.
 

Gloria H. (88)
Tuesday September 25, 2012, 7:11 pm
cant afford them in the first place.
 

Roni Jo Patterson (4)
Tuesday September 25, 2012, 9:12 pm
Oh, man, and I so love tempura shrimp! I'll quit eating my beloved shrimp for a humane cause, however. I quit consuming lobster and crab long ago; I have compassion for the critters.
 

Shelly Peterson (213)
Wednesday September 26, 2012, 1:14 am
Zillions of green stars to Gloria H.!!!
 

Ruth S. (314)
Wednesday September 26, 2012, 5:08 am
The best is not to eat any animal!
 

Klaus Peters (9)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 8:35 am
These critters are bottom dwellers and live on sewer as well as getting a dose of heavy metal. Asian waters are totally polluted. I used to love prawns years ago, I used to buy them of fishing boats at a small North Sea harbour (Cuxhafen, Germany), they were ready to eat, smoked and still warm. We loved it. I moved to SE Asia for 5 years and totally lost my appetite for shellfish, I got sick many times. Since, I have settled in Australia, our supermarkets are full of Asian, cheap and nasty prawns. My wife is Asian and loves prawn curry. My number one rule is, you want your prawn curry, do not buy Asian prawns (Mekong delta, SE Asia, China, etc,) Buy local prawns, they cost a lot more, but they come out of cleaner waters, quality not quantity, I tell her, enjoy.
Now, why is our own shell fish so unaffordable. Japan knows fish and they love quality and they buy our shellfish and fish very cheaply and we pay the difference for subsidised exports. We have to eat rubbish from polluted Asian waters, no thank you. The only fish we buy is from our own waters and New Zealand.
 
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