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USA Food Supply TAINTED? . . .Halloween Candy? Melamine + Toxins?

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posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 03:43 AM
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Yes this has been blasted all over Australian news. Cadbury had to do a recall on their chocolates laced with melamine google it.

Just in time aswell because the Chinese economy was starting to get strong. Too many people were buying and selling cheap junk from them for profit. All the western industries have factories in china.




posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 03:45 AM
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Originally posted by mlmijyd
Why all the fuss over Candy (is it because it involves another Country like the evil China and you have an external enemy because your insular mentality stops you criticising yourselves?) when you in the US are happily eating GM EVERYTHING and your laws don't even allow manufactures/consumers to see this on the food packets. Your Meat is drugged with growth hormones and the animals are fed on GM/cheap rubbish. You import and grow GM crops and you’re only now worried about Kids Candy?

You wait sheeple when the Codex Alimentarius comes into law at the end of 2009. Wake-up.


Agreed alot of Americans are oblivious to what they have been eating all along GM



posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 04:06 AM
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i can understand if american or for the fact all of us been in GM based food (GM = growth material i pressume ??) correct me if i am wrong..

before i go on, i have to state this, i am malaysian of chinese descendants and 1 thing i do not agree to what most of the chinese (china) businessman is doing is to fake consumable goods.

the reason for these melamine scandal was that they try to make an A grade infant formula which suppose to contain high organic value, and because to gain more money from milk that is produce by the farmers.

now the reason for that I THINK, and i am going to give you an example of this. let's just say 1 farmer produces 10 litre of fresh milk / day, so to maximised profit they water down 10 litre of milk to gain 20 litre to sell, now these diluted milk will have lesser proteins contents, so what they do is they added melamine into the milk to gain false reading on nutritious value.

now the scary part here is that, these was reported to the manufacturer since Dec 2007. 7 months has passed before shtf with 5 infant death. within these 7 months, china could have produces tonnes of end product or even raw ingredient that is made from milk to be exported out to the world. you see the point ??



posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 04:16 AM
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ohh..and i forgot to add that this is about faking a real product and worst still they fake it on infant formula..

do all these small little ones have to die in such a way ?? would anyone think that this can happen to for infant formula ? in china anything is possible.



posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 04:52 AM
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a doctor yesterday was telling me how bad melamine was, compared to other chemicals ingested on a daily basis. i'd put it beyond fluoride and aluminum almost, relative to how harmful it is to us...

no... i take that back - the whole fluoride scam is as bad as it gets...


[edit on 29-10-2008 by adrenochrome]



posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 05:06 AM
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"GM" means genetically modified.

I've starred and flagged the thread. I'm getting in contact with everyone possible on this potentially deadly problem!



posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 05:11 AM
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Googling (in the news section) 'melamine' and/or 'China recall' sure brings up a lot of articles about China poisoning people all over the world. Pretty awful. Even domestic foods are contaminated because of the imported ingredients everyone is using now too. I wonder what kind of affects that stuff is causing in developing children. Time will tell I suppose.



posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 05:15 AM
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Work it out, folks. Socialism is the only way. It's only a dirty word because you've been brainwashed into thinking so.

Think about a world where when you're sick, people notice and want to help you. You reciprocate in kind. When you lose your job, people help you find new work or at least cut you some slack on your living expenses because they can sympathize with your situation. What about when your kid is running amok because he's bored and perhaps temporarily needs some extra attention. Your neighbors - the community - gives that attention. Think about it.


In theory I can not argue. That sounds like the kind of world I would love to live in. However it is completely unrealistic. What do you with a person who does not work, not because he can not find work, but because he just does not want to work? There are far too many people in this country that would completely abuse/ misuse/ and completely take advantage of others to just make life easier on themselves. Just look at the programs and government aide that gets abused now for proof. Welfare fraud is very real. I used to have a roommate who had an old injury that required surgery. He completely scammed the local hospitals, got some outstanding care, had his ankle reconstructed and didnt pay a dime for any of it. Suppose to pay.... but he doesn't pay it. Completely manipulated the system to get what he wanted. I live in an area where hurricanes are the norm. Everyone scams FEMA for every dime they can get. What do you think will happen when things like this are allowed? Seriously...am I supposed to work my butt off to take care of some idiot who beats his stripper girlfriend, doesn't work, and makes kids when he gets bored?

In a perfect world, what you describe sounds great. In reality... we do not live in a perfect world. There are no perfect people.



posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 05:30 AM
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I'm 32 years old and I've developed kidney problems. I'm suspicious that it could have something to do with this stuff. I watch everything I eat now. You wouldn't belive how much stuff in the grocery stote is from China. Chicken, Fish, Coffee Creamer you name it theres alot. If its no name brand or on sale dirt cheap chances are it's from China.



posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 05:56 AM
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I have no idea why the west continues to buy anything from them


Because it is cheaper to deal with the lawsuits than it is to properly manufacture these goods. It is more cost effective to kill a few kids and animals than it is to actually do things right.

Sad state of affairs but it is a good example of where we are in the world today.



posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 06:15 AM
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The Hershey Company Has Never Purchased Milk from China
All Hershey Products are Safe to Consume

HERSHEY, Pa., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) today issued a statement related to milk purchased from China:

Consumer safety and product quality are Hershey's top priorities. The Hershey Company has never purchased milk ingredients, including powered milk, from China. All Hershey products use the highest-quality ingredients and are safe to consume. This includes Cadbury products manufactured and distributed in the United States by The Hershey Company.

Consumers with any questions regarding this issue should call our Consumer Relations line at 1-800-468-1714.

About The Hershey Company

The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is the largest North American manufacturer of quality chocolate and sugar confectionery products. With revenues of nearly $5 billion and almost 13,000 employees worldwide, The Hershey Company markets such iconic brands as Hershey's, Reese's, Hershey's Kisses, Kit Kat, Twizzlers and Ice Breakers. Hershey is the leader in the fast-growing dark and premium chocolate segment, with such brands as Hershey's Bliss, Hershey's Special Dark, Hershey's Extra Dark and Cacao Reserve by Hershey's. Hershey's Ice Breakers franchise delivers refreshment across a variety of mint and gum flavors and formats. Hershey's partnership with Starbucks offers a premium chocolate experience that combines the highest-quality chocolate with Starbucks coffee-house flavors, for a range of delicious and distinct chocolate products. In addition, Artisan Confections Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Hershey Company, markets such premium chocolate offerings as Scharffen Berger, known for its high-cacao dark chocolate products, Joseph Schmidt, recognized for its fine, handcrafted chocolate gifts, and Dagoba, known for its high-quality natural and organic chocolate bars. Visit us at www.hersheynewsroom.com.

SOURCE The Hershey Company



posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 06:18 AM
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I hesitate to post this.

I ate ice cream the other day from a chain ice cream store. Within an hour of eating this, I became so sick, it was unreal. Pains in every muscle, chills (without a fever), and a .ache with congestion.

I've been to this place before and ate their ice cream without any sort of a reaction. After not having been there in almost a year, suddenly I felt as if I were poisoned.

I am starting to wonder if this particular place has either changed it's ingredients or have begun importing anything they use from another country.

We don't trick or treat in our family. We go to safe parties where we know people. But I will be checking labels to be sure.



posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 06:19 AM
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I have to say a THANK YOU. I have 4 kids and the oldest is 6 and the youngest is 7months. Thank you i will keep my eye out on the candy. I do have to agree that candy is bad though any ways. I quite candy most soda and fast food. I lost 60lbs in 5 months. Thanks to the parents brothers and sisters doing their jobs keeping there family safe. BLAINE915555 i think i know you. Chris



posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 06:24 AM
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Here is a link to US Recall News that has three 4 products listed so far. Altough Ive never seen any of them on the shelves here.

It does kinda make you wonder how far reaching this could really be and would we be warned if it would bankrupt the huge food conglomerates.

www.usrecallnews.com...



posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 06:31 AM
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It's not just stuff from Asia you need to worry about.
Food manufacturers are experimenting with all kinds of "Fake" ingredients in their products, and quite often don't let the consumer know when something has been reformulated.
I started this thread a few weeks ago.
www.abovetopsecret.com...

If you look beyond the fact of testing on animals, you realize that there are fewer natural ingredients in foods now, and it's only getting worse.



posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 06:33 AM
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The information about chocolate gold coins and melamine contamination that has been circulated widely on the Internet is partially true, but important safety facts are missing in some of the e-mails.

It’s true that a single shipment of chocolate coins was recalled for melamine contamination in Canada prior to the warning notice. The product was only available at Costco in Canada and has already been reclaimed. A recall is not in place in the U.S because the product was never shipped to the USA and not available here. Only one brand is impacted at this time and the company has been incredibly diligent about working with Canadian government and communicating with the industry throughout the whole process.

Many other companies make chocolate gold coins, especially around this time of year. Most are manufactured in the U.S., Germany, Belgium or Turkey and all are perfectly safe to eat.

U.S. confectionery companies doing business in China have stringent quality control procedures in place for production of candy. These companies began testing product immediately when the alert on melamine contamination of milk was first issued. Additionally, all foods from China containing milk from China are being tested now by FDA at the border prior to entry.

Candy imported from China accounts for less than one percent of all candy sold in the U.S – and the vast majority of that is non-chocolate candy that contains no milk or dairy.

Only one candy in the U.S. has been recalled due to melamine contamination – White Rabbit candy, a product made in China, by a Chinese company and sold mainly in Asian markets. If you have White Rabbit candy, the Food and Drug Administration advises you to throw it away or return it to the store. Do not eat White Rabbit candy at this time.

There is nothing more important to candy manufcaturers than ensuring a safe food supply.



posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 06:55 AM
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I have posted some facts on the melamine contamination and some pictures of what other edible product that china can fake - such as bamboo shoot
ATS Thread

check it out



posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 06:58 AM
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Originally posted by Unlimitedpossibilities
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bar hopping, drunkfest for high school and college students! Ridiculous.


As for the college students and such. IDK. We just need to wipe Halloween off the calenders.

[edit on 29-10-2008 by Unlimitedpossibilities]


Pfff... as if you just typed that... I haven't been in college for 4 years, but I still dress up and go out n get hammered @ nightclubs on halloween, its just tradition, so I wouldn't be single'ing people out saying we need to wipe halloween off the map, we don't, just wipe out people who make garbage candy thats all...



posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 07:07 AM
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I am sure this is elsewhere, but I was curious and others may be as well.

What are the side effects of consuming melamine:

The current tainted milk crisis has shown that consuming products tainted with melamine can cause kidney stones and renal failure in infants. In April 2007, University of Guelph researcher Perry Martos said a reaction between melamine and cyanuric acid resulted in pets developing crystals in their kidneys.


Melamine FAQ
www.cbc.ca...



posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 07:18 AM
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So basically, not only are they torturing animals for no reason in particular, they're also experimenting on us without our consent. Fantastic. Maybe it's time for people to start, I dunno, thinking about why they buy/want/need these products in the first place, and whether there might be an alternative.

However, alternatives tend to be more time consuming for the consumer and/or more expensive, so I'm not holding my breath for any drastic changes to happen.

I guess they'll go around injecting puppies with AIDS next and calling it a standard procedure?



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