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gravity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-27-07 08:20 AM
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16. The Chinese government has strong incentives to crack down on this
This is terrible for their exports, which will hurt their economy unless something is done about it. You can't save money putting poisons in your food, if no one is willing to buy it in the first place anymore.

Whether this crackdown will be effective or not is a whole different story however.
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  -China Shuts 180 Food Factories Omaha Steve  Jun-27-07 05:35 AM   #0 
  - I bet all the products are on sell at Walmart (+ nom  wakeme2008   Jun-27-07 06:20 AM   #1 
  - "...also uncovered use of recycled or expired food"  htuttle   Jun-27-07 06:25 AM   #2 
  - Ewww.  ozymandius   Jun-27-07 06:33 AM   #3 
  - maybe animal 'digestif'  disndat   Jun-27-07 12:32 PM   #45 
  - Yes. Think cheese spread or American cheese. Recycled cheese. n/t  igil   Jun-27-07 05:48 PM   #64 
     - Industry standard for processed cheese includes some recycled cheese  Nikia   Jun-27-07 06:12 PM   #65 
  - $3.99 a lb. tilapia from China is featured prominently at the grocery store  Vinca   Jun-27-07 06:37 AM   #4 
  - Would that be considered "organic" fish farming?  eowyn_of_rohan   Jun-27-07 07:30 AM   #7 
  - I think the chickens are eating the poison pet food they had to take off the shelves.  Lasher   Jun-27-07 11:16 AM   #38 
     - Now that I think of it...  eowyn_of_rohan   Jun-27-07 11:10 PM   #69 
  - Bird Flu Sushi  formercia   Jun-27-07 08:06 AM   #12 
  - poultry cages over fish ponds  AlecBGreen   Jun-27-07 09:09 AM   #19 
  - Wow, $3.99/lb. You just KNOW that's some adulterated, contaminated garbage.  Doremus   Jun-27-07 09:20 AM   #22 
  - I know!!!!!!!!  there-s a   Jun-27-07 10:51 AM   #33 
  - So how much is the Soylent Green on sale for?  hogwyld   Jun-27-07 10:58 AM   #34 
     - LOL!  jeff30997   Jun-27-07 11:03 AM   #35 
  - "These are not isolated cases"  kurth   Jun-27-07 06:54 AM   #5 
  - Does anyone else wonder  JackCo   Jun-27-07 07:01 AM   #6 
  - I do worry about that- China wants to make $$$, at any cost  blondie58   Jun-27-07 07:48 AM   #8 
  - I'm not sure why you all think the Chinese are to blame.  heliarc   Jun-27-07 09:30 AM   #24 
     - yep - US companies to blame too. When one of their pesticides is banned in the US, they just turn  kath   Jun-27-07 09:42 AM   #27 
  - I agree with you....  femrap   Jun-27-07 09:26 AM   #23 
  - And Obesity and Autism  kbqr   Jun-27-07 11:10 AM   #37 
  - However, American teenagers are shortr than their European peers  AndreaCG   Jun-27-07 12:02 PM   #41 
  - Fast food = fat people who are undernourished and unhealthy  candice   Jun-27-07 01:04 PM   #53 
  - Also, our corporate-bought Congress doesn't regulate what is in cosmetics--  candice   Jun-27-07 12:51 PM   #49 
  - Oh Yeah  Highway61   Jun-27-07 07:57 AM   #9 
  - Yeah suuuuuure they did  underpants   Jun-27-07 07:57 AM   #10 
  - Right?  Highway61   Jun-27-07 08:03 AM   #11 
  - Welcome to DU  underpants   Jun-27-07 08:07 AM   #13 
  - "Your a riot Alice...a real riot".....  Highway61   Jun-27-07 08:18 AM   #15 
  - People's Business Concil of China announces opening of...  rfranklin   Jun-27-07 08:08 AM   #14 
  - And the commies who bribe most will be in charge...hope they can install toilets  candice   Jun-27-07 01:07 PM   #54 
  - Yes - why the hell are the Olympics being held in such a country, with all their human  kath   Jun-27-07 09:44 AM   #28 
  - They should be held in the US instead? With all its rights abuses,  valerief   Jun-27-07 09:55 AM   #29 
     - Good point - sadly, the US is rapidly joining the ranks of third world nations and  kath   Jun-27-07 10:38 AM   #30 
     - Well with how f'd we are, we're not in China's league in that regard.  Drunken Irishman   Jun-27-07 11:47 AM   #40 
        - You don't think the Chinese eat that tainted food, do you? No, they ship it  valerief   Jun-27-07 12:30 PM   #44 
           - Hm, I don't recall ever saying we were safe.  Drunken Irishman   Jun-27-07 12:42 PM   #48 
           - 300,000,000 Chinese suffer from food poisoning each year!  candice   Jun-27-07 01:10 PM   #55 
  - In this case I'd definitely trust state TV  jmowreader   Jun-27-07 11:04 AM   #36 
  - The Chinese government has strong incentives to crack down on this  gravity   Jun-27-07 08:20 AM   #16 
  - No offense but that isn't true  underpants   Jun-27-07 08:29 AM   #18 
     - If the FDA blocks imports from China, there will be a problem  gravity   Jun-27-07 10:48 AM   #32 
        - Only way the "FDA" is going to do anything is if China starts sending Plan B Contraception  impeachdubya   Jun-27-07 12:03 PM   #42 
        - FDA means "F*ck De Americans" nowadays. Not the people that work there.  valerief   Jun-27-07 12:33 PM   #46 
  - The Reason the Report is Credible  ribofunk   Jun-27-07 09:38 AM   #26 
     - Serious about the PR aspect, not the safety of the food...  candice   Jun-27-07 01:14 PM   #56 
     - I wish I had your confidence in them, ribofunk....  loudsue   Jun-27-07 01:31 PM   #58 
        - Believe Me, I Have *No* Confidence They Will Succeed  ribofunk   Jun-27-07 05:06 PM   #63 
  - Wonder how long it will take...  MrPrax   Jun-27-07 08:22 AM   #17 
  - Who knows what kind of crap we've been eating.....  marmar   Jun-27-07 09:09 AM   #20 
  - There was an article in Sunday's paper about  Boxturtle   Jun-27-07 09:12 AM   #21 
  - Yes, this has been known for sometime...check your mugs--lead is used in the glazes...  candice   Jun-27-07 01:17 PM   #57 
  - Gee, China produces unsafe food! What a surprise!!  kath   Jun-27-07 09:37 AM   #25 
  - Just the term "food factory" freaks me out a bit. nt  Javaman   Jun-27-07 10:47 AM   #31 
  - I hope they didn't shut down the one that converted human hair into soy sauce.  swag   Jun-27-07 11:19 AM   #39 
  - I was just discussing that with the non DUer's here at work  OhioBlues   Jun-27-07 12:06 PM   #43 
  - You can buy Japanese brands made in the U.S.A.  candice   Jun-27-07 01:03 PM   #52 
  - We've stopped using the packets that come with takeout.  SheWhoMustBeObeyed   Jun-27-07 03:40 PM   #59 
     - Have you ever heard of Braggs  OhioBlues   Jun-27-07 04:25 PM   #61 
        - Thanks for the link!  SheWhoMustBeObeyed   Jun-27-07 09:01 PM   #68 
  - I missed that story...  GoddessOfGuinness   Jun-27-07 03:41 PM   #60 
     - I missed that one too. n/t  OurVotesCount-Ohio   Jun-27-07 06:59 PM   #66 
  - Why are we even importing food from anywhere?  bikebloke   Jun-27-07 12:39 PM   #47 
  - The bottom line  formercia   Jun-27-07 12:55 PM   #50 
  - We can feed local farmers and farmer's markets...grow your own...  candice   Jun-27-07 01:00 PM   #51 
  - In a related story, cats oddly seem more commonly seen in Chinese cities.  Neshanic   Jun-27-07 04:35 PM   #62 
  - Hugh?  lonestarnot   Jun-27-07 08:18 PM   #67 
  - What is this world coming to  The Brethren   Jun-28-07 12:06 AM   #70 

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