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This is a tiger prawn. Also known as a giant prawn or a jumbo shrimp. Now, if you love sushi, you’ll probably find one of these little devils on your plate. These large shrimps often comes from Asia, And, to keep them fresh, juicy and bacteria free, they are pumped full of antibiotics and then soaked in posioness chemicals. Delicious… But that’s not where the madness ends, because tiger prawns also happens to be one of the world’s worst environmental hazards! So here’s what happens: Big companies flatten large areas of precious mangrove forests to build damms for prawn farming. They use diesel pumps to provide the prawns with fresh water whilst the environment is completely destroyed. The big companies then move their farms to a new site and they start all over again. So, what’s left is a broken eco system, a black market industry, people living in poverty and fear and what other totally useless horrible things. It’s absolutely true. That’s how bad tiger prawns are, even if they are labeled organic. So, now, if you only want to do one teeny tiny thing that will contribute to a better world, keep tiger prawns off your plate! This video is proudly presented to you by SSNC! Read about our work with environmental organisations around the world: This is our campaign on Facebook (in swedish) Production company

tafbutton blue16 Keep tiger prawns off your plate   SSNC

In 2009 Gold Coast Marine Aqaculture was one of six nominations for the RAS Fine Food Show Presidents medal. This is the video was recorded as part of the nomination process.

tafbutton blue16 Gold Coast Marine Aquaculture RAS Presidents Medal Nomination Video

Wes Jackson on Sustainable Farming and Perennial Crops
Chautauqua Institution – Chautauqua Institution
At the Chautauqua Institution’s 2008 program, Wes Jackson gave a talk entitled The Next Fifty Years on the American Land: Agriculture, Forestry and Ranching.In it, Jackson addresses the current state of U.S. agriculture.

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Jonathan Safran Foer Rails Against Factory Farming
Sixth and I Historic Synagogue – Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
Written with the verve readers know from his novels, Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer’s first nonfiction book — Eating Animals — grew out of his need to justify dietary decisions to his children.A vegetarian and sometime vegan, Foer carefully examines the stories we tell ourselves about what we eat, considering notions of comfort, tradition, and culture. He blends his memories of the roles food played in his childhood with literary representations of meals; reviews various philosophies of food; and conducts his own investigations into factory farms.

tafbutton blue16 Jonathan Safran Foer Rails Against Factory Farming

Learn more: America’s appetite for inexpensive shrimp from Southeast Asia is growing, but at what cost? In Thailand, illegal and abusive labor practices go unchecked to feed a booming demand. Jason Motlagh gives us a closer look at the Burmese migrants who are the backbone of the industry. This report is part of the Pulitzer Center sponsored project: “Bad Cocktail: Labor Abuse in Thailand’s Shrimp Industry” (

tafbutton blue16 Labor Abuses in the Thai Shrimp Industry Field Spotlight Jaco Galdino, armed with a camcorder and a small CI grant, changed environmental history. By documenting the dangers of shrimp farming, this first-time filmmaker played a critical role in one of the Abrolhos region’s biggest environmental victories. “Art is not only entertainment. It’s a tool.” – Jaco Galdino Read more about Jaco’s story: Learn more about sustainable fisheries in Brazil: Follow CI on Twitter: Follow CI on Facebook: A CI Studios Production: Peter Stonier, John Martin, Becca Field, and Sebastian Perry

tafbutton blue16 Facts, Camera, Action! Creating Sustainable Fisheries in Brazil   Conservation International (CI)

From the BBC programme Rick Stein’s Far Eastern Odyssey, Rick cruises the Mekong River at the Cambodia and Vietnamese border and samples a dish from a local chef.

tafbutton blue16 Mr Uts Freshwater Prawns with Mango

Watch Mr. Shivanyanam speaks about his experience in Prawn Breeding in this edition of Malarum Bhoomi.

tafbutton blue16 Malarum Bhoomi: Prawn Breeding   Pt 4

From the BBC programme Rick Stein’s Far Eastern Odyssey, Rick cruises the Mekong River at the Cambodia and Vietnamese border and samples a dish from a local chef.

tafbutton blue16 Mr Uts Freshwater Prawns with Mango

Welcome to Tennessee’s only freshwater, shrimp farm! Located in Springfield, TN this visit to Harris Aquafarm shows why the agriculture business is rewarding and challenging.

tafbutton blue16 Harris Aquafarm   90 Miles with Chef Garrett

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