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Letter From The Editor: Our Stake in China's Food Safety

Health & Wellness  (tags: China, U.S. food safety, chicken, research, protection, risks, science, safety, health, news, interesting )

- 2095 days ago -
I think we need to have an adult conversation about the People's Republic of China and food safety.In the 41 years since Dick Nixon and Henry Kissinger went to Beijing for tea with Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai, the U.S.-China relationship has been one...


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Anne F (17)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 11:39 am
Necessary to make the standards of food safety clear. The author states that China has the technical proficiency to keep food safe, but not the political will.

Sheila D (194)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 1:57 pm
Anne - America has the technology, but not the technical will, due to MegaCorps and fatory farms, to make our food supply safe...notice exactly how safe when our children are sent ground beef with plastic pellets. Don't get me started on what is done to chickens - am very angry about that since I Used to think chicken was one of the "safe" meats. Can't forget the antibiotics in pork and beef causing humans to now get "bugs" that are antibiotic proof.

All this, and We have rules - they just aren't followed. Include in this cross-contamination of organic farms and we got our own troubles, made so much worse by deregulatins and by the GOPTP.

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 5:36 pm
Note: Chinese food standards, or lack of them, also affect pet foods. It is thought that the death of dogs a couple of years ago who ate 'Science Diet' dog foods happened because of ingredients included in their products from China.

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 8:30 pm
Agreed. GGma Sheila makes good points. Certainly China is not able to implement proper safety procedures and the U.S. also so many regulations need to be tightened up. Various American food products such as milk is banned in my country because of all the growth hormones put into it. Don't see much - any - American sourced meat either, likely because it's has too much in the way of antibiotics and everything else...

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 11:05 pm

Patricia H. (440)
Monday September 23, 2013, 1:07 am
noted, thanks Carrie

Birgit W (160)
Monday September 23, 2013, 4:06 pm

Kathleen R (192)
Monday September 23, 2013, 4:41 pm
There are two important issues here. Food safety issues (or lack there of) with food from China. Second is the continuing pushing for deregulation of the FDA and food safety inspections or lack there of in the US. And yes, also as Heidi commented, pet food that killed our pets coming from China. And how about those toys for children with high led content coming from China. There is probably a whole list of things that I've forgotten. BTW, there are some other excellent food safety articles on that website.

Kathleen R (192)
Monday September 23, 2013, 4:44 pm
Good grief - third sentence up from bottom, last words --not high led--should be high lead. Sorry

criss s (4)
Monday September 23, 2013, 9:45 pm

reft h (66)
Monday September 23, 2013, 10:32 pm
thanks for the story

Karen K (112)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 2:54 am
Food safety should the concern of every country.

Heidi Aubrey (5)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 8:39 pm
Editor: Yes. Let's have an adult conversation about China's ability to maintain hygienic conditions in their food processing facilities.

How about starting with the over 600 pigs(dead) floating in the rivers contaminating both the water and killing the natural fauna. How about SARS? The Avian flu that spread like wildfire across China because they are so very hygienic?c

Not to mention they simply will eat anything, literally. No problem with hygiene there. What's a cockroach, just a little extra protein right? Never mind the host of parasitic and infectious bacteria they spread.

Sure, lets buy our food from China, where pollution laws are non-existent, and they use pesticides theat are outlawed for use in the U.S.(It has to be pretty bad if the U.S. oullaws it).
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