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Shrimp advice more proof Consumer Reports should avoid seafood

Once again, the magazine that’s really good at deciding which flat-screen TV or tube of toothpaste is the best value for the money is trying to tell American consumers what they should not be eating, and once again they haven’t done the best job.

April 30, 2015

Once again, the magazine that’s really good at deciding which flat-screen TV or tube of toothpaste is the best value for the money is trying to tell American consumers what they should not be eating, and once again they haven’t done the best job.

The latest article from Consumer Reports magazine about food safety is taking aim at shrimp this time, and while it’s not as rife with problems as the magazine’s piece that ran in August of last year on canned tuna, most of the revelations it contains have been reported before. Worse, its ultimate consumer call to action – basically avoid farmed shrimp whenever you can – is simply not realistic, as anyone who reads the article can see from its own numbers.

[Source: Sean Murphy, SeafoodSource. Read article]

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