Fish/Seafood (Imported): Filthy & Bad For Your Health!
Imported Seafood/Fish Is Very Bad For Your Health
Did you know that 80% of our seafood is imported? It is and with disastrous results since foreign countries do not regulate their fish and seafood "farmers" the way we do in the U.S. (40% of all imported fish is raised in aqua-farms.)
In fact, the state of Alabama is one of the only states that tests foreign fish/seafood before it's sold. And what they found could make you sick, literally.
Filthy Fish/Seafood: What You Need To Know
Our markets buy foreign fish/seafood for one reason: It's cheaper! But here's the downside and it's a biggy.
Shrimp and other seafood that comes from such places as Indonesia, Thailand and China, are fed feed that contains high amounts of chloramphenicol, an antibiotic that is not permitted to be used in the U.S. It causes cancer. One U.S. researcher even found catfish raised in sewage on a trip to Vietnam.
The state of Alabama, one of the only states that tests foreign fish/seafood, rejects between 50%-60% because of antibiotics, bacteria and worse. One such element is a fungicide called Malachite Green. It causes birth defects and cancer--but is not illegal in the countries where the fish/seafood is farmed, as it is here.
The fact is that the FDA only examines 1% of the fish/seafood that comes into the country and they found that the 1% they examine is frequently contaminated. When you think of the 99% they don't test, you fast come to realize that this is a major problem!
The Madam Aphrodite™ Solution
I suggest sticking to the Seafood Diet... Eat everything you see, as long as it isn't seafood!
On a more serious note: Don't buy fish/seafood unless you know that it was caught, farmed and/or processed in the good, old USA. Stay away from foreign fish and seafood of all kinds.