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China's ambassador to Zambia released a stern statement on Tuesday, seeking to battle misinformation that he said was harming China's reputation in Africa. "This is completely a malicious slandering and vilification, which is absolutely unacceptable to us," according to Yang Youming's statement, which was widely reported in Chinese state media. The misinformation in question? That China was taking dead bodies, marinating them, putting them in cans and then selling them in African supermarkets.
Well, this is a new approach for burying the dead, "Can e'm", them make money from can sales!. We all know this is an untrue rumor, but a novel approach to spreading gossip, the Africans will believe anything you know..... www.washingtonpost.com...
Some reports quoted people who allegedly worked in Chinese meat factories as saying that the practice had begun because China had run out of space to bury their dead or that Beijing reserved its good, nonhuman meat for more powerful countries.
More worryingly - unless you are a hardcore vegetarian who would rather eat people than pigs - the company found human DNA in 2% of its hot dog samples, and in two-thirds of the vegetarian samples.
It's probably not human flesh you're ingesting along with your porky treat - the researchers claimed that the human DNA most likely came from hygeine issues, so saliva and other bodily fluids along the production line.
originally posted by: enlightenedservant
a reply to: markosity1973
To be fair, human DNA was also found in some American hot dog products just last year. And though the report claims it probably isn't human meat, it uses words like "probably" and "most likely" to say that.
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: enlightenedservant
Human DNA can come from something as simple as a hair too.
The odds that someone fell into the vat and no one said anything are tactics that go back at least as far as Upton Sinclair's The Jungle.
originally posted by: Tucket
Fake eggs, plastic rice and cooking oil refined from sewer refuse are some of the delicacies I've read that hail from China.
Is it so far fetched?....nope