The actual headline was "ASIAN SEAFOOD RAISED ON PIG FECES APPROVED FOR U.S. CONSUMERS", however my eye grabbing title works just as well when you consider the next fantastic story that we know very little about thanks in part to our marvelous liberal media and the government.
(Nguyen Dieu Tu Uyen and William BiBloomberg.com) At Ngoc Sinh Seafoods Trading & Processing Export Enterprise, a seafood exporter onVietnam’s southern coast, workers stand on a dirty floor sorting shrimp one hot September day. There’s trash on the floor, and flies crawl over baskets of processed shrimp stacked in an unchilled room in Ca Mau.
Elsewhere in Ca Mau, Nguyen Van Hoang packs shrimp headed for the U.S. in dirty plastic tubs. He covers them in ice made with tap water that the Vietnamese Health Ministry says should be boiled before drinking because of the risk of contamination with bacteria. Vietnam ships 100 million pounds of shrimp a year to the U.S. That’s almost 8 percent of the shrimp Americans eat.
According to Michael Doyle, a microbiologist from the University of Georgia, using feces to feed fish and shrimp is quite common in Asia. Many fish and shrimp that we eat spend their entire lives swimming around in a disgusting pool of animal feces…
It said most of the cases of contamination involving imported food in the U.S. are related to exposure to fecal matter. The group cited how, in Thailand, chicken coops with as many as 20,000 birds are often suspended in rows above ponds used for farming shrimp and fish. The sea life feeds on the chicken waste that falls in the water.
In an interview, Doyle said food producers in China regularly use untreated human and animal waste for feeding farmed fish meant for eating and for fertilizing land to grow produce.
“(Feces) is the primary nutrient for growing the tilapia (in China),” he said.
Sounds yummy, eh?