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China IS Poisoning the World... Literally

Health & Wellness  (tags: CHINA, health, drugs, poison, risks, toxins, contamination )

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In a masterful piece of investigative reporting, the New York Times describes today how unregulated Chinese chemical companies have shipped tons of deadly diethylene glycol (anti-freeze) around the world mislabeled as food/pharmaceutical grade glycerin...

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Kelly M (3)
Sunday May 6, 2007, 9:17 am
Thank you for posting this story! the world needs to know!

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 6, 2007, 9:34 am
I've posted on several stories here and commented that China is out to do all of us in.........But, what they don't seem to realize by their massive over population, food shortage and deforestation campaign they will indeed go right with us!!!!!!!!!!

The Chinese are so intelligent they are literally stupid and a tad crazy!!!!!!!!

Think of tomorrow-
Plant seeds
Grow trees
Make a forest
For Mother Nature
And her animals............

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Sunday May 6, 2007, 9:42 am

Pretty scary!

Billye Thompson (386)
Sunday May 6, 2007, 10:15 am


Lone Star Rick (367)
Sunday May 6, 2007, 4:19 pm
Why we do any trade whatsoever with China is beyond my belief. This is proof in a nutshell that they have no regard or concern for anyone else in the World. To mislabel glycol or antifreeze is impossible, this wasn't a mistake it was a catastrophe not only affecting pets worldwide but people ! It shows how a Communist nation which has no compassion for it's own people could care less about how their companies are run, because all the Chinese government is seeing is Green and not the kind of Green we here want to see but the Green of the American dollar ! Here we are as a nation in debt to a Communist country because of outsourcing of jobs in this country, and corporate greed. Yet our current administration wants to build a wall with our neighbors and friends to the south, Mexico. Can someone please tell me why haven't we built plants and factories in Mexico instead of China ?

Linda B (71)
Sunday May 6, 2007, 5:49 pm
I'm convinced that they're doing these things intentionally. There are just way too many poisons making there way into the bodies of people and animals. Whether it's their own people, or us, they just don't seem to give a damn.

Pam W (0)
Sunday May 6, 2007, 7:16 pm
This is very frightening. Thank you for posting the article.

Frank Mancuso (44)
Sunday May 6, 2007, 7:33 pm
The problem is capatilism spreading its corporate greed throughout the world. Our country is just as guilty in allowing corporations harm us. All politicians answer to the corporations that fund them otherwise they couldn't afford to be politicians. We the people are but the consumers that sustain them.

Lydia Diaz (8)
Sunday May 6, 2007, 7:45 pm
Gosh, Chinese imports must be cheap, and U.S. companies continue to buy them, so I wouldn't blame the Chinese exclusively. First tainted wheat gluten, now this. The fact is that this is not the first time that ethylene glycol was found in tainted food. It was the impetus for the creation of the modern-day FDA. But ultimately, it will be up to us to continue educating ourselves; don't count on the government to keep you safe. Read those labels!

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Diane C (38)
Monday May 7, 2007, 4:36 am
I read this article in the NY Times. Very scary. Reading the labels won't help, the diethyleme glycol was sold as gjycerin. Not every company tests products on purchase. Think of all the products containg glycerin!
In Panama, where many people died of poisoning from taking a cough medicine made from the product, ithe Chinese produced gjycerin, came in from a company in Barcelona.
I've never understtod our support for China and how we turn our head from the outrageous disregard for lfe shown by so many in power there. Yet, we can be so obessive about Cuba.

Past Member (0)
Monday May 7, 2007, 4:52 am
Diane......You are so right!! Obviously the glycerin would be labeled as something else and can only be detected through extensive tests. All of us would need to carry a handbook around just to decipher what some of this stuff is!!!!

The Chinese are ruthless and not many are aware they have set up shop in Africa where so many are naive, illiterate and much of that applies to many of the African leaders who are prone to getting their palms greased even at the expense of their own people.

Think of tomorrow-
Plant seeds
Grow trees
Make a forest
For Mother Nature
And her animals.........................

Val M (83)
Monday May 7, 2007, 8:51 am
Dee, thank you so much for posting this! We can't trust the labels anymore.. Homeland security doesn't care
if we're being poisoned.. I'm no longer buying products from China, but sometimes you can't tell!


Ani Kaspar (371)
Monday May 7, 2007, 11:05 am
Dee, thank you! Knew for many years the "culling" of the planet was purposeful, but this is beyond the pale. Believe me - the US Government knows about this...ABSOLUTELY.

ONLY BUY ORGANIC PERSERVATIVE-FREE AMERICAN OR EUROPEAN MADE PRODUCTS/FOODS. Only way to protect yourself, Whatever you can buy in Walmarts or Sam's IS TOXIC.

Blissed be, Annie

Past Member (0)
Monday May 7, 2007, 5:10 pm
I don't understand why we create standards for ourselves and then import from a country that has no standards. It just doesn't make sense.

Linda D (41)
Tuesday May 8, 2007, 8:09 am
Well, I don't understand why we don't test any of the food and medicine imported into this country. You can't trust any other country, especially the Chinese. Isn't it strange how the China has been implicated in so many poisonings of pet food and glycerin that they export, but somehow they don't poison their own people? Hmmmm?

Eric Straatsma (3802)
Tuesday May 8, 2007, 2:20 pm

Feel free to post related fraudulent food and others above...

nurith k (93)
Tuesday May 8, 2007, 4:41 pm
my gran was a very wise woman, she always said, people who are bad to animals are bad people!!!

Sam F (1)
Friday May 11, 2007, 3:37 pm
Nurith, I could not agree more with your grandmother! I like that phrase, since it's so true; being a pet owner increases one's awareness of how animals can also feel; people who abuse animals are likely to be cruel to people, too.

Past Member (0)
Friday May 11, 2007, 3:58 pm
Terrifying ! Thank you for sharing this with us.

Donna Smith (11)
Friday May 11, 2007, 6:40 pm
Thank you for letting us know. This is scary.

Sharon D (91)
Friday May 11, 2007, 7:51 pm
Thank you for sharing this with us. iI will not buy products of any nature fro China !!

Mary R (999)
Friday May 11, 2007, 9:15 pm
Some of us have been aware of this for a long time. Nobody wanted to listen...

Mara G (411)
Saturday May 12, 2007, 10:40 am
Makes me wonder how many "enemy" countries are giving us "slow poison" through our food chain, AND what our government is doing to protect us from MASSIVE long term illnesses??? IS ANYTHING BEING DONE???

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 13, 2007, 6:01 am
Elaine.......You are right!, makes no sense at all.......Something very funny about it too.

Ron.......These other countrys are giving us a slow death/demise just long enough to ask us for aid in the millions until they get on their feet and then really let us have it.........I suspect our own governmental leaders are aware but are afraid to say anything for so many of them will lose their status/jobs, never mind many of us may become seriously ill or even die in the meantime...........We the little people who put them in office are expendable. Their well being comes first not ours unless someone can get the can of worms opened in time.

Think of tomorrow-
Plant seeds
Grow trees
Make a forest
For Mother Nature
And her animals...........

Jim H (7)
Monday May 14, 2007, 10:22 am
Thanks to Bill Clinton, for opening up free trade with China!

Sandra M Z (114)
Tuesday May 15, 2007, 9:39 pm
Also watch out for propolyne gycol in your lotions, creams, soaps, etc. Very toxic and is stored in your body for years, adding to it's mass as you ingest/absorb more. There is big money in making people ill worldwide, and here in the USA. Read Kevin Trudeau's books "Natural Cures They Don't Want You To Know About" and "More Natural Cures Revealed". Exposes the horrible truths about the people who are supposed to be helping us. I

Rob S (112)
Tuesday May 15, 2007, 10:22 pm
Crazy,insane and just plain scarey

Linda D (41)
Wednesday May 16, 2007, 9:13 am
Sandra, good point! Now I am wondering how many people who go into the hospital take a turn for the worse because of contaminated meds and lotions and soaps courtesy of China. How cruel and evil to sell anti-freeze as glycerin. The trade imbalance is causing a loss of jobs here, and China's poison phony glycerin and melamine wheat gluten and rice gluten has killed or sickened many pets and some people. And no one is punished, and no compensation is paid, and no quick and easy test is available so people can have peace of mind. I'd like one of the presidential candidates to address food and medicine safety concerns.
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