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China warned the United States on Thursday against "groundless smear attacks" against Chinese products and said it was working responsibly to address concerns over a spate of recent food safety scares.
"The Chinese Government has not turned a blind eye or tried to cover up. We have taken this matter very seriously, acted responsibly and immediately adopted forceful measures," said a statement by China's embassy in Washington.
Originally posted by Dr Love
It's pretty obvious that there's some kind of smear campaign afoot. It's not coincidence that it's happening all at once. The reason why is still up in the air.
China have been cutting costs by using cheap ingredients, and in State TV's undercover investigation, sometimes substituting with things that aren't even food. In the Chaoyang district of Beijing, steamed buns called bao were filled with cardboard that had been softened with an industrial chemical and flavored with fatty pork and powdered seasoning. The article over at CNN has more graphic details of how the cardboard is collected from the ground and "made" into the bao's filling.
Originally posted by Stormdancer777
Chinese food made from cardboard
I come from a family that escaped the communist take over of Vietnam. I have been to communist Vietnam and have experienced first hand the power of the communist propaganda machine.
With the Olympics coming up in 2008, China has much to lose by letting any negative reports leak out about food, safety, or security
Originally posted by NovusOrdoMundi
China shipped it. China packaged it. China made it. But who allowed it in this country? Not China!
They executed a guy for this! EXECUTED HIM! What more can they do? I think that sends a very strong and very clear message that they are serious about the safety of their exports. Clearly some people can't grasp how clear of a message that is.
How about we talk about the sodium fluoride in toothpaste, or the fluoridation of tap water in the United States. Any of you ever looked up what fluoride is? Talk about contaminated!