VegNews Daily

Chinese Fish Farmers Use Bird Manure for Feed

In China as well as Vietnam, fish and shrimp are exposed to bacteria-laden ice, and are fed bird feces before being shipped to the US.

Bloomberg Markets Magazine recently published an online article detailing the unsanitary habits of the seafood business in Southeast Asia. The news source reports that at one exporter in the coastal Vietnamese city of Cá Mau, workers sort fish on dirty floors covered with trash in a warm room where flies swarm about. In another Cá Mau location, fish are preserved with ice made from tap water that the Vietnamese Health Ministry says should be boiled before consumption due to its high bacteria content, which can taint the fish and infect consumers. Bloomberg also notes that Chinese fish farms resort to using bird manure contaminated with salmonella as feed in order to keep up with competitors. Both Vietnam and China are major US seafood exporters—8 percent of the shrimp Americans eat comes from Vietnam, while approximately 27 percent of seafood consumed by Americans comes from China.

 Comments

PETA Names America’s 5 Best Vegan Food Trucks

Animal-rights group unveils the nation’s best meatless meals on wheels.
Read More »

Café Moby Coming Soon to Southern California

Summer opening planned for musician’s new vegan-organic restaurant in Los Angeles.
Read More »

National Vegan Blogger Conference Hits Austin This May

Meat-free bloggers from all over the world converge for Vida Vegan Con.
Read More »

#1 Drought Culprit: Animal Agriculture

While Californians are told to take shorter showers and stop watering their lawns, the worst offender of water consumption remains unregulated.
Read More »

Vegan Bakery to Open Eight Locations Nationwide

Cinnaholic announces new locations across the United States, including cities in Texas, Maryland, and North Carolina.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »