Monday, October 13, 2008

Note to Self... 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 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:

Cub Foods
Giant Eagle
Harris Teeter
Tops Markets
Trader Joe's

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,

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