: Ingredients for disaster in China

2011-07-23, 03:58 PM
From yesterday's edition of the Ottawa Citizen (http://www.ottawacitizen.com/h​ealth/Ingredients+disaster+Chi​na/5145786/story.html):
In 2006, Zhou published a book about the Chinese food industry that would extinguish the heartiest appetite. He wrote about foods tainted with pesticides, industrial salts, bleaches, paints and, especially nauseating, imitation soy sauce made from clippings swept up from hairdressers’ floors, sold for five cents per pound and sent to factories that extract from it an amino acid solution. Zhou wrote that fish farmers confessed to pouring so many antibiotics and hormones into their ponds that “they never eat the fish that they farm.”

Nothing new, perhaps, but definitely disturbing stuff! :eek:

2011-07-23, 04:15 PM
A lot of processed food in Canada originates from China. They may say "Product of Canada" but that may merely mean the the food was repackaged here and has a huge markup from the Canadian distributor. A lot of unprocessed food originates in China and other Asian countries as well. Its origin just can't be disguised behind legal loopholes like processed food can.

2011-07-23, 05:50 PM
Even victims are punished if they complain too loudly. Zhao Lianhai, an advertising executive who led a campaign for safer baby formula after his son developed kidney stones as a result of the melamine-tainted baby formula, was sentenced in November to 2 years in prison for “inciting social disorder.”

In other words ****!

2011-07-23, 06:31 PM
In other words ****!
"No news is good news." :p

2011-07-23, 08:35 PM
As Skipper (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skipper_(Madagascar)#Skipper) would say "just smile and wave boys, just smile and wave".