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Also Receiving Antibiotics On Factory Farms: Shrimp

Tom Philpott of Mother Jones had a great post earlier this week looking at the vast environmental damage caused by shrimp farming in South and Southeast Asia. He takes off from a presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science by J. Boone Kauffman of Oregon State University, which [...]
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Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Grist (4 years ago)

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