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The New York Times reports that Wegmans has announced that it will become the first supermarket chain in the US to assure shoppers that “all the farmed shrimp it sells will meet standards that Environmental Defense, an advocacy group, helped the chain write.” According to the NYT story, shrimp – the most popular seafood in the US – often “is farmed in countries with lax standards, raised in ponds where many chemicals are used to keep the shrimp alive.” The new standards have been adopted “because environmental groups say shrimp aquaculture has damaged the environment and contaminated the shrimp,” the Times writes.
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