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The Toxic Republic


Health & Wellness  (tags: China, toxic foods, toxins, poisons )

RC
- 2604 days ago - msnbc.msn.com
More horror stories of how China is poisoning its own. The picture shows a typical of example of how fish and seafood are prepared for the market stalls in China. WOULD YOU EAT THIS STUFF?



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RC deWinter (418)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 10:44 am
OK, I say it's time to declare a moratorium on ALL imported Chinese food and other Chinese consumables in this country. And the FDA needs A LOT MORE BUDGET MONEY to "beef up" their inspection capabilities of ALL consumables, Chinese or not. Soy sauce bulked up with arsenic-tainted human hair? PUH-LEEZE!
 

Marian E. (152)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 11:01 am
China has much to learn.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 11:03 am
Ok this is sooooo sad to and it makes me nauseated. China that once was a place of such ancient wisdom and herbal medicine and acupuncture, Tai chi, is no more. For a people that are suppose to be the most smart are the planet they really have lost it and fallen. Even their own people are dying from this mass greed who no longer care about their wisdom and past pride.
 

Lauren Stone (586)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 11:13 am
People REALLY need to read labels. We no longer buy ANY Chinese imports.
 

Marian E. (152)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 11:40 am
China has far too many ignorant people and a very long history of extreme poverty. There are many wonderful things about and from the Chinese people and given time and help, they will catch up with the Western World.
 

colleen o. (200)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 11:43 am
THUS EXPLAINS THE HAIR OF THE CHIN.
 

Jennie B. (14)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 11:48 am
I hope they aren't going to get sneaky about the labels on imports from China. I don't trust a THING that comes out of that country particularly not if it's supposedly for the stomach...this turns mine..noted
 

Jakki S. (173)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 12:14 pm
disgusted!!NOTED!!
 

BMutiny TCorporationsEvil (467)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 12:49 pm
This is what IS BOUND TO happen when we OUTSOURCE our food supply. This is what a GLOBAL economy means -- outsourcing to the LOWEST bidder, a "Race To The Bottom". China in its exports is competing with countries that will sell to the U.S. at even LOWER prices, cutting even MORE corners, both for its own workers, AND in what it sticks as "cheap filler" into the products.
This is what the proponents of NAFTA, CAFTA and other Globalization agreements, were conned into supporting {or supported because they made a PROFIT off of it!}.
We want FAIR TRADE NOT FREE TRADE. Prices will be higher, but maybe some of the fillers to bulk up the product won't be there....... ugh, I can't even bring myself to MENTION them.
Better yet, buy locally.
Unfortunately, POOR people often DON'T have the choices we have, of being selective -- they remain vulnerable to the predations of the Global Economy.
It is important to put equal blame on AMERICAN COMPANIES that find it a LOT CHEAPER AND MORE "COMPETITIVE" as they call it, to buy from China INSTEAD OF supporting local trade. BOTH ELEMENTS SYMBIOTICALLY FEED OFF OF EACH OTHER. The Chinese supplers; and the U.S. mass importers from China. American factories & farmers have been put out of business by the mutual GREED of BOTH elements. One is not able to exist without the other feeding it.
 

Eyes O. (411)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 1:02 pm
Could "this" possibly be why they have a fly problem? Dah!!
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 1:18 pm
Yes,this is outrageous. But I think if anyone thinks we are "way" better off, or smarter, or less ignorant in the United States, I say it is an illusion. Has anybody really taken a good look at our farming practices? Before we start thouing stones, let's remember we have salmonellia in our peanut butter (the sourse of that was a leaky roof), and many many many illnesses that are food related here daily, all left uninspected. Honestly, it would not suprise me to learn our administration has found a new way to dump toxic watse...IN OUR FOOD! Think of the billions they would save on health care, because something besides cigarettes are killing us early, and rapidly.
 

Mary Tormey (405)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 1:25 pm
Stories don't show the whole picture when you look at the facts from the World Health Organizatio http://www.who.int/countries/usa/en/
If you live in the US you can expect to live around 4-6 years longer (most of which might be explaind by a high mortality rate in children under five) and spend around 20 times as much on health care.

"Definition: Life expectancy (LEX) is the average number of years of life that a person can expect to live if they experience the current mortality rate of the population at each age. "
China "birth m/f (years): 71/74
Probability of dying under five (per 1 000 live births): 27
Total expenditure on health per capita (Intl $, 2004): 277"
USA "Life expectancy at birth m/f (years): 75/80
Probability of dying under five (per 1 000 live births): 8
Total expenditure on health per capita (Intl $, 2004): 6,096"
I wanted to know why so I looked it up, this artical says poverty http://www.buzzle.com/editorials/6-26-2003-42220.asp, but I found an article blaming unsafe injections, http://english.people.com.cn/200408/05/eng20040805_151992.html








 

Lucky Children Astorgues (104)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 1:39 pm
Noted and feel bad
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 1:47 pm
I don't trust any "facts" released under extreme scrunity and censorship of this administration. Somebody quote me the numbers on skin cancer here....we sit under the same sun as the rest of the world.
 

Blacktiger P. (247)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 1:55 pm
Noted
 

O O O. (139)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 2:00 pm
No,the FDA does not need more money,they do need to enforce the laws we do already have,& with zero porosity on there enforement. To telling an inspector is due,no gratuities or any publicity to grand stand with. Some of us do know,how the games played-enough already. O.
 

serge vrabec (279)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 2:03 pm
noted thx
 

RC deWinter (418)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 2:20 pm
I respectfully disagree about the FDA budget. THEY DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH INSPECTORS to do a proper job, since their budget has been either slashed or not raised for quite some time now. How can an understaffed agency do its job properly? Look at the State Dept. and the passport boondoggle...how many million are they behind now?
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 2:21 pm
Noted, this is not surprizing, it just fits...
 

Gail L. (30)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 5:12 pm
To much happening, don't need all the things that come of China, We should be able to supply our own country without them
 

Beverly L. (72)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 5:16 pm
I can't get over the total lack of sanitation. I am a true believer of buying from our own.
 

Ramona Gehl (141)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 5:53 pm
Noted ....... Gross and dangerous!!!!
 

Ulanigvgv Saquu (53)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 7:36 pm
This is gross and totally disgusting....yes, we need to read labels, on boxes, and clothing, ALL items coming from China. ...Man, you talk about 'population control'!! BUT -- the American people are so deceived into thinking that just because something says 'made in USA', doesn't mean that the ingredients or components were made here, it can simply mean that the parts of a car, for instance, were manufactured in China or lalaland, and then assembled here in the States, unless it specifies assembled and made in the USA. We have been duped for such a long time about this issue. I wonder where the tires at Wal-Mart are from????
 

Sharon D. (91)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 7:52 pm
Noted and dangerous as Ramona said>
 

Rob a. (112)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 8:30 pm
Noted,.....Yah very sanitary,MMMMMM (Yuk)
 

Bobbie W. (113)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 9:36 pm
I haven't purchased anything made in China for some time! I don't know why we even trade with them!
 

Susan F. (116)
Friday July 13, 2007, 5:05 am
Just goes to show how a once intelligent and industrious people have lost the values and principles
that made them stand out for the right reasons. This is beyond disgusting. Noted.
 

Theresa Chartrand (67)
Friday July 13, 2007, 6:33 am
Now thats just down right cruel and sickening,what the hell is wrong with these people!!!
 

Mary H. (47)
Friday July 13, 2007, 1:13 pm
Does this surprise anyone??
 

Eduardo L. (101)
Friday July 13, 2007, 2:24 pm
It was the consequence of lacking of regulation, after the transition from nationally owned production to privately owned business.
 

Kari D. (192)
Friday July 13, 2007, 3:22 pm
UUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH-No more Chinese for me
 

Rebecca S. (160)
Friday July 13, 2007, 3:42 pm

Not only am I not in the least bit surprised, I'm kind of encouraged!! If they continue to eat lovely things like this, then we won't have to worry about so many of them being able to hurt all their animals so much! Rock on, China! EAT UP all those yummy, nasty bugs (as in bacteria) until a plague is upon you.

Granted, I also agree with BMutiny in that OUR food processors/providers, etc are just as filthy, just as disgusting and you never know what you're getting with any processed food from ANYWHERE. The "big boys" just know how to hide it better. Hell, even the USDA allows a certain amount of contact with feces when processing meat for those who still eat it, though they won't admit it. They say, "oh, we inspect regularly", but the truth of the matter is far different.
 

Merry L. (74)
Sunday July 15, 2007, 2:51 pm
Let's just hope Bush doesn't start letting this food in!!!
 
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