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Love Eating Prawns? You'll Go Right Off Them After We Tell You What They Are Fed On

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These days we pick up a packet of frozen prawns from the supermarket almost without thinking. They’re healthy, flavour-some and cheap enough to count as an affordable treat, perhaps on a skewer for a barbecue or daintily arranged for a dinner party starter.


If we give even a moment’s thought about where they come from we probably imagine a sun-burnished fisherman skilfully tossing his nets out into the tropical waters of the Indian Ocean or South China Sea before hauling in his valuable catch.


Nothing, I’m afraid, could be further from the truth.



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2294246/Love-eating-prawns-Youll-right-tell-THEY-fed-on.html#ixzz2NhWUW6gs
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The majority of prawns/shimp eaten are farmed prawns rather then caught in the ocean as the article above suggests. Though can't, at this stage, nail that statistic.

BTW ... The global annual production of freshwater prawns in 2010 was about 670,000 tons, of which China produced 615,000 tons (92%).

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I love prawns. The ones I catch seem to like catfood right out of the can. I've still got a couple of 5 pound bags in the deep freeze back in Canada. I'll be eating them in a month's time. But, the best ones are fresh from the ocean... and preferably a Canadian ocean. I seldom eat fish in Thailand because I'm spoiled in British Columbia where I usually eat what I catch myself.

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Listen, this article is way toooo longggg.... could you tell us what it is about? and what they are fed on?

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The majority of prawns/shimp eaten are farmed prawns rather then caught in the ocean as the article above suggests. Though can't, at this stage, nail that statistic.

BTW ... The global annual production of freshwater prawns in 2010 was about 670,000 tons, of which China produced 615,000 tons (92%).

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The majority of the sold prawns are from the sea......my wife always asks in the restaurant and always they say talay (beach). They won't lie or?

By the way my parents on holidays in Croatia looking in the supermarket where the locals buy.....it is full with prawns from Thailand.

So you sit at the beautiful beach restaurant, look at the nice fisherboats, see the fishermen doing...doing....doing nothing, have the idyllic smell of fish market in your nose, order prawns and get exactly the same antibiotics prawn as in Thailand....

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Why dont we all sit around with our thumbs up our bums and eat sunbeams and rainbows

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Australian National University professor of infectious diseases Peter
Collignon said that while the fish had low levels of antibiotics, it
was a problem. ''If you are taking them into your intestine, they
could have some effect on your own [bacteria] in your bowel and it can
leave your own bacteria that used to be sensitive to antibiotics
resistant,'' he said. ''Perversely, continuous low levels of
antibiotics can be worse than a one-off dose.''



Professor Collignon criticised the federal department for
its low levels of testing for dangerous chemicals. The department's
figures show that in the last six months of 2011, it conducted just
209 tests for fluoroquinolones (types of antibiotic) and two for
chloramphenicol, which in rare cases can trigger a fatal disease.



Professor Collignon said the department was not testing
enough and the failure rate of the antibiotics tests - about 4 per cent
- was too high.



''I think that sort of failure rate is atrocious,'' he said.
''They are hardly doing any tests. How many tonnes of seafood do we
import, for god's sake? When you look at the tonnes of stuff we import
and the 4 per cent failure rate, there's a problem.''



He added that 24 tests in six months for E. coli in Chinese food was not enough.



Australia is now a net importer of seafood and heavily
reliant on prawns and fish from countries such as China, Thailand and
Vietnam. Fish and seafood imports grew 12 per cent from 2007-08 to
2010-11. Seafood imports from Vietnam increased $10 million in the last
financial year to $162 million.

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They're the cockarochs of the ocean. Every time I hear of someone getting sick from food I ask if they ate shrimp. I'd say 75% of the time I'm right. That said and done, I've got no problems what others eat, as they let me eat what I want

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If you believe these ramblings you are believe in Santa and the tooth fairy

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Guys ... believe what you want ... but I do have a little inside information about the dealings that go on in a Prawn/Shrimp Farm.

Antibiotics ... Ha !

You think that, given the costs of production the average Thai Farmer could afford that ... <deleted>.

When you eat a Thai Farm Prawn ... you are getting the best that nature can provide ... they have to be strong to survive!

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You just figured this out?

Maybe you have been eating the ones with lead in them.

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Take a note:

Too many words and I'm too busy to read them all.

Get to the point and move on.

Next.

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Guys ... believe what you want ... but I do have a little inside information about the dealings that go on in a Prawn/Shrimp Farm.

Antibiotics ... Ha !

You think that, given the costs of production the average Thai Farmer could afford that ... <deleted>.

When you eat a Thai Farm Prawn ... you are getting the best that nature can provide ... they have to be strong to survive!

david have a look at this

http://au.news.yahoo.com/today-tonight/latest/article/-/16329641/imported-seafood-concerns/

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