Maybe not. Elizabeth Yarnell writes that most shrimp are farm-raised and imported from Southeast Asia; only a small amount of the shrimp available in the U.S. are farm-raised on the Gulf Coast. Federal authorities say our shrimp is “safe,” but only 2% of shrimp are actually inspected. What do other agencies find upon inspection? Things like antibiotics, carcinogens, rodent hair, insects, oil and chemicals used after oil spills. Although shrimp caught in the wild from the Pacific Northwest are the safest and most ecological choice, radioactive debris from the Japanese Tsunami is now appearing, which may cause a risk.
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