The Chinese may not need to wait 20 years for smoking or asbestos to kill them--FOOD may do it much sooner! They've sent some pretty bad food over here, but the things they feed their own people are much worse: they include glow-in-the-dark meat, recycled cooking oil collected from sewers. A recent survey revealed that one in 10 restaurants use the recycled oil, even though it contains a carcinogenic fungus. There is also "soy" sauce made from human hair that is swept up from salon floors.
In the June 27th edition of the Los Angeles Times, Barbara Demick describes a wedding celebration during which all the guests had to be taken to the hospital due to eating pork contaminated with a steroid that makes pigs grow faster and leaner. When eaten by humans, it can cause heart palpitations, nausea, convulsions, dizziness and vomiting. Farmers in one province said their watermelons exploded "like landmines" after they mistakenly applied too much growth hormone to them in order to make them grow bigger. Other farmer feed farmed fish birth-control pills so they'll mature faster.
Laws have been passed against this kind of food tainting, with some people even getting the death penalty, but most people are never caught and cheating is more prevalent than ever, since inflation is high, make food expensive. Demick quotes food scientist Luo Yunbo as saying, "On the one hand, ordinary people pay more attention to food safety and nutrition, but on the other hand, whenever you see a big crowd at the market it is because something is on sale."
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