North Carolina caviar is farmed at Marshallberg Farm, the largest producer of Russian sturgeon in the United States. U.S. farmed caviar is a great alternative to imported farmed caviar for many reasons. Imports are known to contain borax, a potentially harmful preservative. Foreign facilities are also known to use hormone injections and antibiotics, both illegal to use in the USA. Also, depending on the country, environmental standards for aquaculture may be little or none. The U.S. has strict environmental standards that are carefully monitored and enforced for every farm. This prevents water contamination, health hazards and product mislabelling. Buying domestic caviar, like buying domestic products in general, is good for the economy. When given the choice of a domestic product or a less expensive import, remember – there are good reasons why imported products cost less. Poor wages, pollution and unverified ingredients are a few points to consider. Support U.S. agriculture by buying domestic. And on a more selfish note, North Carolina caviar is of much higher quality and purity than imports, even though you’re paying almost the same.