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Want some pig feces with that shrimp cocktail?

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Texashiker

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Asian seafood farmers are feeding their shrimp and fish pig feces.

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-10-11/asian-seafood-raised-on-pig-feces-approved-for-u-dot-s-dot-consumers


Vietnam ships 100 million pounds of shrimp a year to the U.S. That’s almost 8 percent of the shrimp Americans eat.
Yang Shuiquan, chairman of a government-sponsored tilapia aquaculture association in Lianjiang, 200 kilometers from Yangjiang, says he discourages using feces as food because it contaminates water and makes fish more susceptible to diseases. He says a growing number of Guangdong farmers adopt that practice anyway because of fierce competition.

“Many farmers have switched to feces and have stopped using commercial feed,” he says.
 

werepossum

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Nothing new, just substituting exportable shrimp for carp and upscaling the process. Asia has long used pig cages over or next to fish ponds. Some places also feed the pigs duck or chicken feces, so you might be eating feces squared.

Just another reason why all food's nation of origin should be labeled.
 
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