In an article by Dr. Mercola, farmed shrimp is declared a food unsafe to eat. 'Farmed shrimp tends to be far more contaminated than wild-caught shrimp. Despite that fact, less than two percent of shrimp imported into the US gets inspected by US regulatory agencies.'
Mercola confirmed the filthy conditions under which farmed shrimp are raised. Besides the filth, there are several contaminants, including hazardous drugs, chemical residue from cleaning agents, pathogens like Salmonella and E.coli and mouse and rat hair.
In a featured article in Rodale News, it was said that 90 percent of the shrimp we eat has been imported, but less than two percent of that gets inspected by US regulatory agencies. Just this piece of information alone is enough to make people give up shrimp.
Never, ever buy farmed shrimp or wild-caught shrimp from the waters of Vietnam, Thailand, India or most other Asian waters. The very water used in processing plants should be boiled first, but isn't. Processing plants are filthy with flies, rats and garbage, as well.
Even farm-raised shrimp in the US is contaminated with mercury and cleaning agents, among others. Why all the cleaning agents? Too many shrimp raised in too small a container. It doesn't matter what animal is being raised for consumption, including seafood, too many animals living in their own filth is unhealthy and very unappetizing.
Wild-caught shrimp off the US Gulf coast may not be much better. Oil-contaminated water is about all that is left for the shrimp to live in. Whatever the shrimp eats, the shrimp becomes. You can't wash off that kind of dirty.
There is nothing natural about imported farm-raised shrimp. If you just can't live without shrimp, aim for those caught off the coast of South Carolina and the Georgia barrier islands.