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Adulteration of Milk Products and Pet Food With Melamine Underscores Weaknesses of Traditional Methods, Experts Say


Health & Wellness  (tags: Milk Products, Milk, Pet Food, Weaknesses, infant, chemicals, melamine )

Anna
- 1553 days ago - sciencedaily.com
Recent incidents of adulteration involving infant formula, other milk products and pet food with the industrial chemical melamine revealed the weaknesses of current methods widely used across the domestic and global food industry for determining protein..



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gail dair (0)
Friday August 27, 2010, 1:00 am
Thanks Anna
 

Christine S. (17)
Friday August 27, 2010, 10:39 am
Thank you for the info Anna.
 

Gail Lopez (65)
Friday August 27, 2010, 11:09 am
I learned about this perhaps a year or two ago and was appalled. From the babies in China to the pets everywhere I PROTEST !
 

Nancy M. (202)
Friday August 27, 2010, 11:18 am
The article raises some excellent points. We rely on very old methods for our routine testing. The USP was developed decades ago as was the Kjeldahl method for protein analysis. There are far more precise, accurate, and sensitive methods now available. If switches were made, we might be able to catch more of this when it happens.
 

Alim M. (7)
Friday August 27, 2010, 1:11 pm
Stop relying on thug agencies like the FDA to keep you healthy. They don't give a flying f*ck about protecting consumers, all they care about is securing corporate markets for industry. Find a local cow share, and get fresh, pasture-raised, unprocessed, REAL milk. It's wonderful and healthy.
 

gary leigh (0)
Friday August 27, 2010, 2:13 pm
SEE "FOOD INC" AND THE COVE LEARN ALL THE TECHNICS CORPORATIONS USE TO MAKE YOUR FOOD.
 

(0)
Friday August 27, 2010, 2:18 pm
Thanks...I bookmarked and shared this at my FB
 

. (0)
Friday August 27, 2010, 4:18 pm
YUK! I am so done.... Going All Natural Now! Anything Adulterated is NOT GOOD!

Good Ole Webster's Dictionary Defines Adulterate as:
adul'terate v.t. corrupt; make impure by mixture.- adul'terant n. adul'terated a.

In reading the article, checked out the LOW-FAT Fried Foods, now I am completely Sick to MY stomach.
Check it here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/videos/2006/0111-lowfat_fried_food.htm


 

Ann Eastman (31)
Friday August 27, 2010, 5:29 pm
The less processed your food the less chance there is for adulterants to be introduced. Same goes for increased reliance on locally produced foods. Our current safeguards, as noted in this article, do not keep us safe.
 

CollieGirl cg (26)
Friday August 27, 2010, 5:59 pm
It took 2 to 3 years to say this? Thousands of animals died in 2007!!
Tainted food products and milk with melamine, toxic paints on toys, toxic drywall, etc., etc. came from China. Boycott China to start with.
Makes me very sad to read after all this time to say "we need new methods for testing". Get to it as of yesterday.
 

Penelope P. (222)
Friday August 27, 2010, 8:57 pm
As long as the main priority is to buy cheap and sell dear expect this sorta stuff
 

Penelope P. (222)
Friday August 27, 2010, 9:03 pm
We all need health and unhealthy people of iether the mental or physical persuasion drain us all. That is in terms of energy let alone finance and general enjoyment. Why can't a man /all mensee that he/they is his their brother's keeper and also his/their own when hethey presses for good health legislation
 

Lynn C. (94)
Saturday August 28, 2010, 6:44 am
. Another reason to grow your own as much as possible and support organic farmers when you can. Thanks for letting us read this, Anna. Real information makes for informed decisions - the best kind.
 

Christine Stewart (132)
Saturday August 28, 2010, 10:30 pm
It is terrible greedy people adulterating food with toxic extenders in order to make a buck that is the problem!
 
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