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Consumer Reports: What do shrimp labels mean?

Americans love shrimp. Each of us eats, on average, almost 4 pounds per year, making shrimp more popular than tuna, according to Consumer Reports. Once considered a special-occasion treat, shrimp has become so ubiquitous that we now expect to find it on the menu whether we're at a pricey steak house or a fast-food joint. In fact, Americans eat about three times more shrimp than we did 35 years ago. To satisfy our insatiable appetite, the U.S. has become a massive importer: About 94 percent of our shrimp supply comes from abroad, from countries such as India, Indonesia and Thailand. But our love affair with shrimp does have a downside, Consumer Reports notes. Most of the shrimp we...

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