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Originally posted by nixie_nox
This reminds me of the scare that candy is laced with pins and needles and poisons, sending everyone into a panic.
Yet there were very few instances of this happening.
Another scare tactic? no pun intended.
Funny how there are very few warnings about christmas candy or easter for that matter.
[edit on 29-10-2008 by nixie_nox]
Originally posted by themamayada
The moral is - eat stuff in moderation. A few pieces of melamine-laced candy will be fine if you are taking care of yourself. The reason melamine affected babies in China was because formula was all that they consumed all day long. It affected dogs the same way a few years ago - these dogs mostly consumed dog food, so their bodies couldn't keep up with excreting the toxins. There are worse things in our food "naturally." That peanut butter in your cabinet - naturally contaminated with aflatoxins, well documented as causing liver and other cancers. Same with corn. Good ole delicious corn! Don't believe me? Link from Cornell University: www.ansci.cornell.edu... Consume too much of peanut butter? You are at risk for cancer. Consume too much corn? Same type of cancer. Consume too much melamine-laced foods? At risk for kidney stones and possible renal failure.
[edit on 29-10-2008 by themamayada]
Originally posted by fromtheheart66
I work for a guy in China. Beleive me they are cheap people. Any low handed, corrupt way he can save a penny he will do it. Nothing shocks me that I hear about reguarding China.