20 Feb '12, 6am

There's Nothing Small About Shrimp's Carbon Footprint

There's Nothing Small About Shrimp's Carbon Footprint

There's perhaps no other animal on Earth so synonymous with all things diminutive as the modestly framed shrimp -- but, as it turns out, not everything about those famed crustaceans is small. Biologists say that common shrimp farming methods across Asia are so devastating to fragile ecosystems as to make ordering a simple shrimp cocktail one of the worst things you could do for the environment in the name of grabbing some grub. In an attempt to measure the economic costs of deforestation and habitat loss, Oregon State University biologist J. Boone Kauffman set out to quantify the oft overlooked true pricetag of harvesting shrimp. According to the researcher, over half of the shrimp consumed in the world originate from farms in Asia, with most of those farms having been established on land where mangrove forests once stood. And, as if that weren't bad enough, the ecological...

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