The amount of shrimp that Americans consume per year is just whopping. The number goes beyond a billion pound mark.
However, there are certain things that the foodies need to be aware of. A good portion of the shrimps that are imported into the United States is mislabeled on various grounds. To get the gravity of the situation: around 30 percent of the shrimps were presented as a different species altogether.
The mislabeling also covers origin and fishing method. Not only this, a high percentage of the shrimps used in the States is peeled by slaves spread across 55 countries with most being women.
So the shrimp dish you enjoy might have a long story behind it.