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Food FYI: The hidden costs of cheap shrimp

April 27, 2012 |  9:00 am

Shrimp cocktail
CRUSTACEAN FRUSTRATIONS

Using aquaculture to mass-produce shrimp has dropped prices to all-time lows, says Good magazine. The bad news? "Increasing evidence suggests that the savings to consumers are fueled by human rights abuses and environmental disasters at shrimp farms."

PINK SLIME, IN CONTEXT

The Smithsonian discusses revulsion and food: Pink slime in your burgers, insects coloring your Starbucks Strawberries and Creme Frappuccino.... "They’re foods more disgusting than they are dangerous." A behavioral scientist says it comes down to magical thinking.   

RELEASE THE KRAKEN

Design.org delves into design firm Dead as We Know It's Kraken rum campaign, including packaging, journals and animated videos about the existence of the Kraken sea monster. 

SEASON OF SHAD

Springtime is the time of year for shad, the rare East Coast fish whose flavor rivals salmon and char, says Zester Daily. There's more to it than its roe.

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-- Betty Hallock

Photo credit: Glenn Koenig/Los Angeles Times

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