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The Hidden Cost of Cheap Shrimp: Coral Reef Damage, Mangrove Destruction, Labour Abuse and Health Problems

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Cheap Shrimp: Hidden Costs (Introduction) from UBCjournalism on Vimeo . Shrimp used to be a delicacy; now they are ubiquitous and cheap. TreeHugger has noted that farmed shrimp are "one of the most destructive means by which humans produce food." Now a new investigative report by the University of British Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism looks at the shrimp industry in Thailand in terms of coral reef damage, mangrove destruction, labour abuses, and health consequences. The Globe and Mail picks up the story: ... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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