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July 2012

judy's picture

Listen up Seafoodie's - You're gonna want to hear this!

People LOVE shrimp. Just ask Bubba... Grilled shrimp, popcorn shrimp, butterfly shrimp, on and on. In fact, it is the most popular seafood in the US. I was surprised recently when I saw local wild caught Georgia shrimp for $35 for 2 pounds. It sounded expensive and my mom (a seafoodie from New Orleans) agreed. But here is the unsettling reason for the cost of local shrimp: 90% of the shrimp we eat in the US has been imported. Of that, less than 2% gets inspected by the US regulatory agencies! Ok with foreign shrimp?