Monday, October 13, 2008

Note to Self...

...do not buy Thai and Bangladeshi shrimp. It often comes from factories that abuse workers per a CNN report posted in April 2008. I missed this article earlier this year, but found it via the site Co-op America's responsibleshopper.com. Read the article or watch the video.

Story highlights:
  • U.S. retailers received shrimp produced in sweatshop conditions, report finds
  • Workers in Bangladesh and Thailand in slave-like conditions, U.S. official says
  • Wal-Mart, Costco and Trader Joe's among chains that received shrimp
  • Wal-Mart says it is unaware of problems but will investigate, company tells CNN
Stores that are selling shrimp from substandard Thai plants are:

Costco
Cub Foods
Giant
Giant Eagle
Harris Teeter
IGA
Tops Markets
Trader Joe's
Wal-Mart

Why are our country's corporations so set on destroying other peoples lives overseas, just so that we can have cheap food here? I don't understand this immoral money-making mentality, it boggles my mind. Thanks for the info, responsibleshopper.com.

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