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Do You Eat Shrimp Raised In Sewage?

Updated on June 7, 2012



Do you love shrimp? Most Americans do. Did you ever wonder where that shrimp comes from? The shrimp we think is so great are actually raised in septic tanks and only 1% are ever inspected by the FDA. Of that 1% that is inspected, 60% is not fit for human consumption!

What about the shrimp that comes out of the Gulf of Mexico, which is caught by fellow Americans?? Everyone has been put off by a little oil, which is present naturally in the gulf to begin with. Gulf shrimp passes FDA inspection and is safe to eat. Yes, it does cost more, but the guy who catches the shrimp cannot make it on 10.00 a day the way the Asian shrimp farmer can.

God forbid that we should help fellow Americans make a decent living. The shrimping industry is going under in the USA. Since the 1980s Americans have been buying and eating shrimp raised in shrimp farms from Asia. It is a billion dollar a year business. But that is not what this hub is about, it is about the significant health hazards of Asian farm raised shrimp.

Asian farmed seafood is raised in SEWAGE!!

When you buy food from a foreign country there is no guarantee that it is safe. There are millions of containers of food from other countries coming into America every day and the FDA only looks at a small percentage , just 1%. 60% of those tested are not fit for human consumption. Here is the bad part, what about the other 99% that is not tested? Can you say “all you can eat shrimp”? God forbid that we get a bunch of Americas back to work and give them a job as FDA inspectors so that our health and welfare is truly protected. Would that be asking too much from the richest country in the world? I guess it would, because if that Asian farm raised shrimp were inspected like it should be it would be sent back to Asia. What kind of fools have Americans become? No wonder they say we are stupid, because we are! Always ask where the seafood is from and don't order it if it comes out of Asian fish farms.

Red Lobster Has a Dirty Little Secret

The next time you go to Red Lobster for all you can eat shrimp, as the waitress where the shrimp comes from. Believe me, you will not get a straight answer. They don't want you to know that “all you can eat shrimp” is raised in human excrement and sometimes things even worse than that.

I recently viewed a segment on TV about the perils of Asian farm raised shrimp. These poor creatures are raised in pools of SEWAGE where 30 percent of the shrimp die. These dead shrimp are ground up and fed to the surviving shrimp laced with liberal amounts of antibiotics that are mostly banned in the United States because they are considered unsafe. What do we mean by unsafe, they cause CANCER!!!

Not only that, but the more antibiotic lace shrimp you eat, the more resistant you become to antibiotics. That means if you really get into serious trouble with your health and you need an antibiotic to kill off a bacteria, and that antibiotic can't do it, you could end up DEAD! Or even worse, you could end up with your limbs amputated, just to save your life. I know how far fetched that seems to most people, but check out the links below if you want to know exactly how something like that can happen.

Teams of researchers who went in and filmed some of these Asian seafood farmer operations said the stench was so bad that it was unbearable. These shrimp live out their lives in a cesspool filled with a vile slim. And we worry about a little oil from time to time in gulf shrimp? Give me a break. Oil percolates out of the sea bed naturally. I would take oil over sewage any day, but that's just me.

The problem is not just shrimp. 80% of all seafood now comes from Asian fish and shrimp farmers. While we have our own shrimp and fish farms in this country who must adhere to strict regulations, Americans prefer to buy the cheap stuff from overseas, to their own peril and decline in health.



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      darden sucks 

      5 years ago

      I worked for red lobster 17 yrs and,its true,that red lobster shrimp would arrive in 50-60lb cases sometimes smelling just like a port-a-potty full of poo on a hot summer day,I actually got a serious skin infection working with it!now people I still know there tell me its all pre-breaded from CHINA!YUM!

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      6 years ago from Wisconsin

      Thank you Insane Mundane for leaving a comment.

      Gulf shrimp are fine to eat. They taste better than other shrimp, and you are helping fellow American out when you buy their products.

      I just seen another video on TV about shrimp raised in Korea, and that was the same deal, it was raised in human poop!

      I think you better start raising shrimp for us!

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      Insane Mundane 

      6 years ago from Earth

      Yes, I love those dirty little scavengers of the sea, but I don't eat 'em as often as I used to. It's a nasty business overseas, and it is quite sickening, to say the least. I know from having some freshwater aquarium experience (fun hobby!) over the years, about a lot of the chemicals and antibiotics they have to use when encountering crowded living spaces and filthy water. Dang, I suppose I need to dig my own pond as well, to compliment my freakin' garden! Cheers!

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      Lone Ranger 

      6 years ago

      My dearest Edelweiss:

      They feed chickens and turkeys bird dropping?! What is this world coming to? I mean, I wonder who the brainiac is who first said, "Hey, I know, let's feed the birds their own crap."

      You are right though - it is all about the bottom line and as long as filthy lucre reigns supreme, I guess we will see more of the same.

      Thanks for the heads up! Voted up and then some.

      In His service - L.R.

    • magnoliazz profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wisconsin

      Alastar,packer of wool.. hello again. Names and how they evolved, fascinating stuff! Thank you for your comments.

      Lone Ranger, thank you so much for your support. You are a good friend to have here on Hubpages. Thanks for your proof reading too, sometimes I can look right at something and not even see it!

      The reason they raise the shrimp in sewage is because its FREE, and they can get the shrimp to grow on it. Of course they have to use a ton of antibiotics to do it, but in the end they must be making money on the deal.

      Turkeys and chickens will also eat their own crap, and some commercial turkey feed uses turkey excretment as a main ingredient. least they did that a few years back, I don't know if they still do or not.

      People have no idea what they are really eating, they would be surprised if they did. Factory farming is taking over, and their bottom line is all about money.

      If this hub goes over I might write another one about turkeys and how they are raised. I don't eat turkey or chicken unless I can get it home raised by the Amish, otherwise you are eating a slew of hormones, antibiotics and turkey poop. And, they wonder why people get sick.

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      Lone Ranger 

      6 years ago

      Well, my dove, you have done it again. I have never heard of such a thing. I had no idea that this scandal was even afoot.

      Why in the world would Asians place shrimp in waste water? What is the benefit of doing such a thing?

      It is obvious that we need common Americans working in the government, such as the FDA. These government hacks are just not getting the job done.

      Are they doing the same thing with fish?

      Voted up, interesting, useful and awesome!

      In loving servitude - L.R.

      P.S. If you don't mind me saying so, I believe you have one too many "Americans" in your first sentence. :0)

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      Alastar Packer 

      6 years ago from North Carolina

      Green Bay Packer franchise mag? Only in my dreams lol. But its no joke about your expose here and i've already told a friend who loves the fast-food shrimp. Oh, the name. My Packer clan came from Britain and the surname came about in the Middle Ages from "packer of wool."

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      Vicky C. 

      6 years ago from New England

      Thank you for this information. I have to choose how I buy and where I buy my shrimp from now on.

    • magnoliazz profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wisconsin

      Thank you Alastar Packer, is that Green Bay Packer but chance? Just wondering.

      Anyhow, thanks so much for reading my hub and leaving a comment, I appreciate it. Please tell your family and friends about this too. I am trying to tell as many people as I can, what they do with the information is up to them, I just feel it is my obligation to at least let people know what is going on here.

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      Alastar Packer 

      6 years ago from North Carolina

      Right Magnoliazz. Better to spend a little more and live to eat another day. Buy caught in the USA! Thank you for this expose- never really considered so much of our shrimp coming from anywhere but here.


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