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posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 10:04 PM
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Chinese Fraudsters Selling Walnuts Filled With Cement


Chinese Fraudsters Are Reportedly Selling Walnuts Filled With Cement Read more: www.businessinsider.com

At first glance, these walnuts look like normal, everyday unshelled walnuts. But once broken in half, instead of a delicious, nutty treat, unsuspecting buyers will be unpleasantly surprised to find a rock sandwiched between the walnut shells.

The sale of rock walnuts is becoming so prevalent in China that there is even a popular video on YouTube titled, “How to spot a fake walnut and the return of making fake walnuts.” According to the video, a fake walnut is dry and won’t make a sound when cracked.
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posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 10:04 PM
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This is just the latest chip in China's dismal food safety record (not to mention your tooth), and with food scandals flying at us a mile-a-minute, shopping for food here can sometimes feel like being stuck between a "Chinese walnut and hard place."


shanghaiist.com...-1



Fake eggs and grapes have been sold as well








Well, even though our FDA is corrupted it does at-least prevent things like this from happening. I can go to the store and not have to double check my eggs to see if they are real of not. Though it definetly needs to get out of bed with Monsanto.





Chinese Fraudsters Are Reportedly Selling Walnuts Filled With Cement Read more: www.businessinsider.com
(visit the link for the full news article):

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posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 10:12 PM
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I wonder if any of this stuff gets US threw customs.
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posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 10:17 PM
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If it got through to the US there'd be a bunch of news reports on it, so I doubt it ever has. Just look how big the poison dog food and baby formula scandal was.

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posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 10:18 PM
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I remember awhile back when those lovely morning buns sold on Chinese streets everywhere were outed as being part sawdust.


I have never visited a more unscrupulous Nation as China when it comes to fakes and knock-offs and outright theft. Korea and Japan pale in comparison...believe me.

But I have a special warmth Asia and many of the people I met in my years there. Some just ruin it for the many. Unfortunately the 'Some' are increasing in numbers.

Peace




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posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 10:21 PM
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It isnt that they are 'unscrupulous' per se', it is just that the Chinese government doesnt care to regulate and inspect business in general.

I am just glad the cement doesnt have any lead in it.
That would be unhealthy to children.



posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 10:27 PM
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Originally posted by WaterBottle
reply to post by Infi8nity
 


If it got through to the US there'd be a bunch of news reports on it, so I doubt it ever has. Just look how big the poison dog food and baby formula scandal was.

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Yea... I dont know about that.
So many crates come in, they do not check them. Allot of product knock off's come from china into the USA. Why wouldn't food? Its not like you could tell by looking at it. Dog food scandal got caught, I wonder how long they had been doing it for and how many others their are. As for the media reporting... Please. They only report what they are told to report and what they are told to report is for a reason. To manipulate the public. If they cant manipulate the public in their favor they wont do it. What if this really is a major problem and they are keeping it from the public so things continue as they are. Continue buying cheap labor goods from china. Things would come to a hult if you did not ehhh?

You think they care about poison? They poison our food and tell us its good for us.
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posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 10:27 PM
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Originally posted by smirkley
It isnt that they are 'unscrupulous' per se', it is just that the Chinese government doesnt care to regulate and inspect business in general.

I am just glad the cement doesnt have any lead in it.
That would be unhealthy to children.


Yes, it actually does mean that they are unscrupulous.

Just because the Govt. doesn't babysit as much as the Western World does NOT mean that people are excused form personal accountability.

Are you saying that because the Govt. doesn't step in to regulate, the people are excused from being responsible human beings and standing to a code of personal morals and ethics???

Peace



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posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 10:31 PM
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It isnt that they are 'unscrupulous' per se', it is just that the Chinese government doesnt care to regulate and inspect business in general.


Of course. Profits over everything, it's the only thing that matters. China has very little environmental regulation (if any) as well, or safety, or anything else to benefit the people or the workers. The type of system Republicans are trying to bring to the US.... Which is kind of silly, since we already had that during the industrial revolution days and beyond, why try to regress?



posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 10:36 PM
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Are you saying that because the Govt. doesn't step in to regulate, the people are excused from being responsible human beings and standing to a code of personal morals and ethics???


There will always be people willing to scam others for profit, especially in a country with widespread poverty.

Then there are the psychopaths/sociopaths who are born with brain damage to the emotional centers of the brain. They don't have morals, because they can't care about how others feel.



posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 10:38 PM
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Originally posted by jude11
Just because the Govt. doesn't babysit as much as the Western World does NOT mean that people are excused form personal accountability.

Are you saying that because the Govt. doesn't step in to regulate, the people are excused from being responsible human beings and standing to a code of personal morals and ethics???
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Now did you read that? Or did you just kinda think I said that.


Lets move back a hundred years or so in the good ol' US of A.

How many alixirs or mechanisms of vanity pain or solution were produced and sold in the us and abroad that would not ever come close to passing the FDA today.

Nice example: Shoe-fitting fluoroscope

Are you suggesting then that all this changed in modern America because we all became responsible human beings and standing to a code of personal morals and ethics??

I think not.



posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 10:44 PM
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So many crates come in, they do not check them.


The FDA tests food imports..


Altogether, FDA electronically screens all import entries and performs multiple analyses on about 31,000 import product samples annually. During Fiscal Year (FY) 2010, the Agency performed more than 175,000 food and feed field exams and conducted more than 350 foreign food and feed inspections.

FDA works to inspect the right imports—those that may pose a significant public health threat – by carrying out targeted risk-based analyses of imports at the points of entry.

If unsafe products reach our ports, FDA’s imports entry reviews, inspections, and sampling at the border help prevent these products from entering our food supply. FDA also works cooperatively with U.S. Customs and Border Protection and other agencies to help identify shipments that may pose a threat. I


www.fda.gov...

Of course they are not going to catch everything, but people would complain they were buying walnuts with rocks in them to the stores, at least.
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posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 10:45 PM
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Originally posted by WaterBottle
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It isnt that they are 'unscrupulous' per se', it is just that the Chinese government doesnt care to regulate and inspect business in general.


Of course. Profits over everything, it's the only thing that matters. China has very little environmental regulation (if any) as well, or safety, or anything else to benefit the people or the workers. The type of system Republicans are trying to bring to the US.... Which is kind of silly, since we already had that during the industrial revolution days and beyond, why try to regress?



What's silly is forcing American businesses to comply with ridiculous regulations when the rest of the world does not. Thus sending businesses over-seas because operating costs are cheaper. Which results in less jobs for Americans and a worsening economy.

Damn those evil republicans



posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 10:47 PM
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Originally posted by WaterBottle
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So many crates come in, they do not check them.


The FDA tests food imports..


Altogether, FDA electronically screens all import entries and performs multiple analyses on about 31,000 import product samples annually. During Fiscal Year (FY) 2010, the Agency performed more than 175,000 food and feed field exams and conducted more than 350 foreign food and feed inspections.

FDA works to inspect the right imports—those that may pose a significant public health threat – by carrying out targeted risk-based analyses of imports at the points of entry.

If unsafe products reach our ports, FDA’s imports entry reviews, inspections, and sampling at the border help prevent these products from entering our food supply. FDA also works cooperatively with U.S. Customs and Border Protection and other agencies to help identify shipments that may pose a threat. I


www.fda.gov...


That's why we have had no issues with imported foods in the West?

They check once, give a stamp of approval and then randomly check again. That's it.

Please do not say that you believe the FDA is looking out for you.


Peace



posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 10:48 PM
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What's silly is forcing American businesses to comply with ridiculous regulations when the rest of the world does not.


So you want to turn the US in a 3rd world nation? Awesome logic. Have fun working at a sweat shop for .3 cents an hour and having our rivers catch on fire again because they are so polluted. And having our wildlife die off because corporations should be able to do whatever they like.

The EPA banned lead in gasoline and paint, which is great, just look at the thread in my signature and see the consequences it had on our whole society. People and animals are much more important than profits.

And all the 1rst world countries have regulations, this is one of the reasons why they are a 1rst world country..The people aren't living in abject poverty. The workforce is somewhat protected.




Thus sending businesses over-seas because operating costs are cheaper.


Because of greed. Sweat shops, slave wages, child workers, extremely low or non-existent minimum wages, being able to dump toxic sludge in rivers with no repercussions, on and on.

Then they have to build suicide nets on top their factories because the workers are so miserable.



Sad that you'd ever want to bring that back to America. It used to be like that here, centuries ago, but the workers lobbied the government to actually write some laws in their favor.

Sad thing is, big corporations like Apple could afford to pay them decent wages and have them working decent hours,
I'm not trying to have this come the the USA anytime soon.



We already had this before the EPA was created, you know when the Cuyahoga river kept catching on fire, and didn't even flow, it was a river of toxic sludge.



Or things like simple fire safety regulations, that saves countless lives now, which were created because of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire of 1911 .



Developing nations tend not to have safety regulations while the workers wish they did.

Bangladesh workers hope deadly clothing factory fire will bring change to labor practices


Clothing is king in Bangladesh, a country that exports more garments than any other in the world except China. It is responsible for four out of every five export dollars and has turned factory owners into members of parliament and leaders of sports clubs.

That strength has often been turned against the workers in those factories, especially those who complain about poor working conditions and pay that can be less than $40 a month. A law-enforcement agency called the Industrial Police is specifically assigned to deal with unrest in factories, and labor activists accuse government forces of killing one of their leaders. Employees are barred by law from forming trade unions, even though Bangladesh allows workers in other industries to unionize.

Workers hope that could change following the industry's latest tragedy, a fire Saturday that killed 112 people at a factory that made T-shirts and polo shirts for Wal-Mart and other retailers around the world. But they have their doubts.

"The owners must treat the workers with respect. They should care about their lives and they must keep in mind that they are human beings. They have families, parents and children," said Nazma Akhter, president of Combined Garment Workers Federation. "Is there anybody to really pay any heed to our words?"

Read more: www.foxnews.com...


Study history and current events in other nations to see how wrong your views are. You're lucky to be born in a country that has regulation. People in developing nations WISH they had them in their countries.

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posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 10:51 PM
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Originally posted by smirkley

Originally posted by jude11
Just because the Govt. doesn't babysit as much as the Western World does NOT mean that people are excused form personal accountability.

Are you saying that because the Govt. doesn't step in to regulate, the people are excused from being responsible human beings and standing to a code of personal morals and ethics???
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Now did you read that? Or did you just kinda think I said that.


Lets move back a hundred years or so in the good ol' US of A.

How many alixirs or mechanisms of vanity pain or solution were produced and sold in the us and abroad that would not ever come close to passing the FDA today.

Nice example: Shoe-fitting fluoroscope

Are you suggesting then that all this changed in modern America because we all became responsible human beings and standing to a code of personal morals and ethics??

I think not.



What the hell are you talking about and what post did you read? It sure as hell wasn't mine.

Peace



posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 10:53 PM
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LOL - wanna hear a good story - I'm the source for this humdinger.

We carry 20-man liferafts onboard (8 of) our new vessel, which was built in China a little over 12 months ago, and they require annual inspections and servicing for compliance.

Anyway, I get them off the boat and send them ashore to our boys here in Aust.

2 days later I get a call from AMSA (Australian Maritime Safety Authority) and I quote.......

AMSA: "Umm, can you confirm the following liferaft serial numbers please"

Me: "Yes, those are correct"

AMSA: "OK - 3 of them had no rafts in them, they were full of sand".................

Me: #@%&*

So much for SOLAS compliance - China builds the WORST seagoing vessels I have ever sailed on.

That court case is still going strong btw
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Chinese built crap



posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 10:56 PM
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Somebody needs to read 'The Jungle' by Upton Sinclair.




Upton Sinclair intended to expose "the inferno of exploitation [of the typical American factory worker at the turn of the 20th Century]," but the reading public fixed on food safety as the novel's most pressing issue. Sinclair admitted his celebrity arose, "not because the public cared anything about the workers, but simply because the public did not want to eat tubercular beef". Some critics have attributed this response to the characters, most of whom, including Rudkus, have unpleasant qualities. The last section, concerning a socialist rally Rudkus attended, was considered by some to be the worst part of the book. Sinclair later disavowed it. But, his description of the meatpacking contamination captured readers' attention.

Sinclair's account of workers falling into rendering tanks and being ground along with animal parts into "Durham's Pure Leaf Lard", gripped the public. The poor working conditions, and exploitation of children and women along with men, were taken to expose the corruption in meat packing factories.




posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 10:57 PM
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You didnt make this post?



posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 10:58 PM
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Originally posted by WaterBottle
reply to post by Infi8nity
 





So many crates come in, they do not check them.


The FDA tests food imports..


Altogether, FDA electronically screens all import entries and performs multiple analyses on about 31,000 import product samples annually. During Fiscal Year (FY) 2010, the Agency performed more than 175,000 food and feed field exams and conducted more than 350 foreign food and feed inspections.

FDA works to inspect the right imports—those that may pose a significant public health threat – by carrying out targeted risk-based analyses of imports at the points of entry.

If unsafe products reach our ports, FDA’s imports entry reviews, inspections, and sampling at the border help prevent these products from entering our food supply. FDA also works cooperatively with U.S. Customs and Border Protection and other agencies to help identify shipments that may pose a threat. I


www.fda.gov...

Of course they are not going to catch everything, but people would complain they were buying walnuts with rocks in them to the stores, at least.
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Not some most go uninspected. 100's of thousands are shipped in.
You should not trust the word of a organization that thinks aspartame is edible.





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