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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Something Fishy in China

Here's a slap in the face for all you seafood lovers out there, courtesy of
    China, the leading exporter of seafood to the U.S., is raising most of its fish products in water contaminated with raw sewage and compensating by using dangerous drugs and chemicals, many of which are banned by the Food and Drug Administration.

    The stunning news follows WND's report last week that FDA inspectors report tainted food imports from China are being rejected with increasing frequency because they are filthy, are contaminated with pesticides and tainted with carcinogens, bacteria and banned drugs.

    China has consistently topped the list of countries whose products were refused by the FDA – and that list includes many countries, including Mexico and Canada, who export far more food products to the U.S. than China.

    While less than half of Asia has access to sewage treatment plants, aquaculture – the raising of seafood products – has become big business on the continent, especially in China.
"Excuse me, sir. May I take your order?"

"Uh, yes, I'll have the surf 'n' turf, please – hold the surf. And do you have anything else on tap besides Bass Ale?"

1 comment:

Chris Wilde said...

China or not, something's wrong if our MEAT has to come from halfway around the globe. Mmmmmm...fresh from a 3-week ride in a shipping container.

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