Sunday, June 01, 2008

Jim Hightower on our globalized shrimp industry

Jim Hightower looks at "the costly consequences of a globalized food supply" by focusing on imported shrimp. The carbon footprint in getting the shrimp some 8000 miles is worthy of mention. The consequences to our American shrimpers is also worthy of note. He cites a CNN report on abuses in the Asian shrimp industry as well. The safety of the imported shrimp is certainly another issue yet he barely touches on that concern. The way that Hightower explains a rather complicated quandary is priceless. John Gunn

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