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Video – Dirty Water, Dangerous Fish in The Mekong River

Do you know where your fish comes from?  Start asking.

Dirty Water, Dangerous Fish” makes a powerful argument for knowing the origins of your food.

The Mekong River in Vietnam is the source of much of the farmed catfish (aka basa) sold in North America, Europe and Japan.  It is also one of the most overcrowded and polluted waterways on Earth — a place where cement plants and salt factories stand side by side with residential housing, agriculture and aquaculture.  Where industrial pollutants, sewage and waste water drain freely from the river into the fish ponds and back again.

A short yet powerful video that may change the way you eat — at least I hope so. Continue reading