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Sunday, June 3, 2007

Food from China Poisoning the World

Tons and tons of food items and medicines are exported from China to countries all over the world. A majority of these items are never checked or tested by the irresponsible Chinese Communist dictatorship government.

Every year there are food and medicine poisoning cases revealed killing and injuring thousands of people. Recent years, a majority of food and medicine poisoing case have been proved to be directly related to irresponsible Chinese companies and their overseas Chinese partners and the corrupt Chinese officials.

The following is a much shortened list of food poisoning cases related to food produced in China:

  • In 2002, the EU and the U.S. found that Chinese honey contained chloramphenicol, an antibiotic causing fatal blood condition.

  • In 2004, fake Chinese baby milk with no nutritional ingredient killed close to 100 babies in China.

  • In 2004, a small sample of Chinese food items revealed that Sudan I, an industrial poisonous dye, was contained in 88 food products.

  • In 2005, in Sichuan China, over 40 people died after eating pigs infected of with streptococcus suis.

  • In 2005, in Zhadian China, a seven-year-old boy died and another 55 people were hospitalized after eating beef stew containing excessive sodium nitrite.

  • In 2005, in Harbin China, the food in a restaurant contained rat poison killed one person and injured 200 people.

  • In 2005, Japan and South Korea found that 95% of the beer from China contained formaldehyde, a carcinogen.

  • In 2005, Chinese kimchi imported to Korea was found to contain a large number of parasite eggs.

  • Since 2005, Malachite Green, a commercial dye, has been found in fish, crab, and eel imported to Hong Kong from China.

  • In 2006, it was found that geese were fed with Sudan Red II, a carciogen, to make eggs more red.

  • In 2006, Chinese medicine and toothpaste contained Diethylene glycol, a poisonous antifreeze, killed more than 50 people in Panama.

  • In 2007, eggs and rice dumpling in Hong Kong imported from China contain Sudan Red, a poisonous commercial dye.

  • In 2007, Greenpeace found significant amount of banned insecticide (e.g., Beta-HCH and Carbofuran) in vegetables sold in Hong Kong.

  • In 2007, tainted pet food containing, a toxin called melamine from China, killed many dogs and cats in the U.S.

  • In 2007, the U.S. FDA found that poisonous puffer fish from China was intentionally mislabeled as Monkfish.

In the month of April 2007, there were 257 refusals of Chinese products compared to 140 from Mexico and 23 from Canada.

Catfish laden and honey with banned antibiotics, scallops and sardines with putrefying bacteria, Mushrooms with illegal pesticides, ...

the list goes on and on....

Stop and think. Can we allow such an irresponsible country to host the Beijing Olympics 2008?

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