Contaminated seafood from China is flooding the United States, are you safe?

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(Natural News) Do you really know what is going to be on your plate when you purchase seafood? There’s a good chance you don’t — and maybe you don’t want to know. Seafood laced with antibiotics is flooding the marketplace here in the U.S., and if that isn’t disturbing enough, most of this seafood is coming from China — where it was most likely raised on pig feces.

Upwards of 80 percent of the seafood in the U.S. is imported, and a good portion of that is of Chinese origin. In 2016, it was estimated that nearly 30 percent of the seafood Americans eat actually comes from China. In 2014, $2.9 billion worth of seafood was imported from the nation, making it the third largest importer to the States.

As Bloomberg describes, livestock pens are scattered among the Chinese fisheries. To feed the fish, they simply wash the feces down a pipe that empties out into a pond, and the fish are taken care of. Would you knowingly eat fish that had spent its life in a pond of excrement? Probably not. But, this method of “recycling” has been used in Chinese agriculture for thousands of years. What fattens the pigs also fattens up the fish. Beyond the sanitary concerns of such a process, the introduction of antibiotics to animal feed has served to create an even bigger threat to public health…. [read more]

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