I don’t like shrimp. They are bottom feeders. Harvesting them in the wild is destructive for the ocean floor. I don’t like their taste or texture.
Now I find that 150,000,000 shrimp will be raised annually in my home town in southwest Minnesota, in an ecofriendly “shrimp harbor”. They will fatten on local corn and soybeans in a covered, 9 acre factory that will use less water than the old meat packing plant did in its heyday. The harbor won’t smell. It won’t pollute. The shrimp will be free of disease and antibiotics. I hope all the promises made by the company are true. I wonder if we can call such shrimp “sea food” or if we will need to find a different descriptive phrase for it.
I am amazed at the technology behind this, and glad for the positive economic impact it will bring to the town. I still won’t eat shrimp, though. I can’t get past the texture.
How do you like your sea food?