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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-02-14 11:42 PM
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Snack time. Would you prefer fox or donkey? (WalMart sells in China)
First you need to know that:

Donkey meat is a popular snack in some areas of China, although it only accounts for a tiny fraction of overall meat consumption. In 2011, China slaughtered 2.4 million donkeys, according to country's livestock industry yearbook.

You would think, wouldn't you, that WalMart would be thrilled to sell donkey meat? But, noooooo. It wants to sell fox labeled as donkey. (There really must be at least one joke in there somewhere.)

Walmart recalls donkey meat in China
January 2, 2014 5:19PM ET
DNA tests reveal traces of fox meat in the popular Chinese snack sold by Walmart, the world's largest retailer

Walmart Stores, the world's largest retailer, has recalled donkey meat sold at some outlets in China after tests showed the product contained the DNA of other animals, the U.S. company said.

Walmart will reimburse customers who bought the tainted "Five Spice" donkey meat and is helping local agencies in eastern Shandong province investigate its Chinese supplier, the company said late Wednesday in official posts on Weibo, Chinas Twitter-like social networking site. The Shandong Food and Drug Administration earlier said the product contained fox meat.

The scandal could dent Walmart's reputation for quality in China's $1 trillion food and grocery market, where it plans to open 110 new stores in the next few years. China is the largest grocery market in the world and it is set to grow to $1.5 trillion by 2016, according to the Institute of Grocery Distribution.

"This is another hit on Walmart's brand, meaning wealthy shoppers will start to lose the trust they had before," said Shaun Rein, Shanghai-based managing director of China Market Research (CMR) Group. CMR estimates Walmart's market share fell to 5.2 percent from 7.5 percent over the last three years.

Ya think? The real issue is why did China trust the Walmart brand to begin with?

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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-03-14 05:17 AM
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1. How long before
they sell human labeled as donkey or fox. I believe the days of Soylent Green are fast approaching.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-03-14 06:32 AM
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2. It's sheeple!
Edited on Fri Jan-03-14 07:31 AM by No Elephants
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