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  • Shrimp containing antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in Canadian grocery stores

    Source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/shrim...lace-1.5055101

    Shrimp containing antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in Canadian grocery stores
    'It's a gap': Canada checks for antibiotics in imported seafood, but not for superbugs that could be resistant
    Luke Denne, Tyana Grundig, Robert Osborne CBC News Posted: Mar 15, 2019 4:00 AM ET | Last Updated: 5 hours ago

    A CBC Marketplace investigation has found worrying levels of antibiotic-resistant bacteria on imported shrimp bought at major grocery stores across Canada.

    Global demand for shrimp has exploded in recent decades, worth an estimated $39 billion US and growing. Canada alone imports about $700 million in shrimp every year, with the majority of it coming from countries like India, Vietnam, China and Thailand.

    But as our hunger for shrimp has grown, the way it is brought to our plates has greatly changed. Today, much of the world's shrimp is farmed, often grown in crowded, shallow ponds that can harbour disease...
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