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Tasty or addictive? Chinese restaurant serves noodles laced with opium poppy

Hong Kong (CNN) -- The noodles were not just tasty. They were addictive.
A Chinese noodle vendor in northern Shaanxi province has been detained for 10 days after admitting he added powdered poppy plant from which opium is made --- to his dishes to keep customers coming back, Chinese media has reported.

The owner said that he bought 4 catty (2kg) of the substance for 600 yuan ($98) in August. He said he added it to his food to make it taste better and to improve his business, the Huashangbao paper reported.

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It added that lacing food with opium poppy was not uncommon in China, with similar cases in 2010 and 2012.

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/24/world/asia/china-noodles/index.html?iref=obnetwork

It's the ultimate comfort food.


Posted by Seedersandleechers | Wed Sep 24, 2014, 08:09 PM (5 replies)

Why are shallots so expensive?

Why are shallots so expensive?

$5.95# where I live in the midwest, and it's been expensive for a very long time. I came upon this reply to the question above from yahoo answer and couldn't find any data to back up the notion that growing shallots commercially in the US is illegal.


HALFWAY-to-ITALIA answered 5 years ago

Shallots are more expensive than the regular yellow onion because, truthfully, of politics. As you probably know shallots are not grown in the US for a variety of reasons. The first being they simply do not grow too well here. Second, the commercial growing of shallots is prohibited in the US (I will get to this in a minute) And finally, it is much cheaper to import them from other countries.

As stated, the commercial growing of shallots is prohibited in the US. This is mostly because of the harmful growing conditions of shallots. When sunlight interacts with the roots of the shallot plant, nitrogen dioxide is released into the air (a very small amount) However, when nitrogen dioxide comes into contact with water, hydrochloric acid is formed, which is very dangerous. Now this does not affect the shallot, but the farmers. The danger that is present in the growing of shallots is enough reason for the US to prohibit commercial growing of shallots and for them to be very expensive. I hope I answered your question!
And by the way you can substitute regular yellow onions with shallots, its completely fine.

Have a great day!


Source:

20+ years in the farming industry



https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090930151637AA1uaLy
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Fri Sep 19, 2014, 01:06 PM (8 replies)

Why are shallots so expensive?

$5.95 were I live in the midwest, and it's been expensive for a very long time. I came upon this reply to the question above from yahoo answer and couldn't find any data to back up the notion that growing shallots commercially in the US is illegal.


HALFWAY-to-ITALIA answered 5 years ago

Shallots are more expensive than the regular yellow onion because, truthfully, of politics. As you probably know shallots are not grown in the US for a variety of reasons. The first being they simply do not grow too well here. Second, the commercial growing of shallots is prohibited in the US (I will get to this in a minute) And finally, it is much cheaper to import them from other countries.
As stated, the commercial growing of shallots is prohibited in the US. This is mostly because of the harmful growing conditions of shallots. When sunlight interacts with the roots of the shallot plant, nitrogen dioxide is released into the air (a very small amount) However, when nitrogen dioxide comes into contact with water, hydrochloric acid is formed, which is very dangerous. Now this does not affect the shallot, but the farmers. The danger that is present in the growing of shallots is enough reason for the US to prohibit commercial growing of shallots and for them to be very expensive.
I hope I answered your question!
And by the way you can substitute regular yellow onions with shallots, its completely fine.

Have a great day!




https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090930151637AA1uaLy
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Fri Sep 19, 2014, 01:01 PM (1 replies)

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