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Chinese Commercial Fish from Toxic Waters

Saturday, 15 Dec 2007 08:28 AM

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China has become the world's largest producer and exporter of seafood, as well as the fastest growing provider to the U.S., but a new report suggests their fish may be less than healthy-- and quite possibly lethal.

A page one story in the New York Times, Sat., reports that in China's vast fish farms, one can find ponds of "murky brown water . . . and teeming with eels, shrimp and tilapia."

China, which has notoriously lax environmental standards, has been using "water supplies contaminated by sewage, industrial waste and agricultural runoff that includes pesticides." Adding to the mix, the fish ponds themselves add more pollutants to the usable water.

"Our waters here are filthy,” said Ye Chao, an eel and shrimp farmer, tells the Times. “There are simply too many aquaculture farms in this area. They’re all discharging water here, fouling up other farms.”

Worse, fish producers have been actually adding illegal pharmaceuticals and pesticides into the fish ponds. This has left "poisonous and carcinogenic residues in seafood, posing health threats to consumers."

Earlier this year, U.S. inspectors moved to ban some Chinese imported fish after they "detected traces of illegal drugs linked to cancer."

U.S. China trade is booming, but serious questions are being raised as to the quality of their exports. Millions of children's toys made in China this year have been recalled due to lead paint contamination.

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