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Is this what we degenerate into as our resources become more scarce ? disgusting, however I would be willing to bet that at least one person or company of western origin hasn't seen this and thought hmmmm....£££££ ? How would you like your fries sir ?
And US is the most important trade partner for them. Makes me wonder where Mc Donald's cooking oil and cheap incredients comes from.
I almost puked while watching this
reply to post by Char-Lee
I don't know where you get your information but it is incorrect. Road kill is tossed into the weeds to rot. Chinese corpses? Please. That is the most absurd thing I've read this week.
Do you really expect people to take anything you say seriously after that whopper?edit on 10/30/2013 by Restricted because: (no reason given)
Rendering plants take in a wide variety of source materials that include parts such as brains, eyeballs, spinal cords, intestines, bones, feathers or hooves as well as restaurant grease, supermarket rejects such as spoiled steak, road kill and in some areas euthanized cats and dogs from veterinarians and animal shelters.
Such source materials are processed at the rendering plant into ingredients used in a number of products that many people do not associate with animals. Such products include soap, toothpaste, mouthwash, hair dyes, nail polish, photographic film, crayons, glue, solvents, shoe polish, toys, anti-freeze, ornaments, pharmaceutical products and cosmetics (including those not tested on animals).
The Chinese government doesn't agree, however. In its attempt to crack down on unlicensed food suppliers, it recently busted some illegally set up factories that were processing human hair into chemicals bound ultimately for soy sauce makers. It's a phenomena brought on by raw material squeeze, say industry insiders. The explosive demand for commodities in China is causing prices to rocket on a global scale. Human hair can produce much of the basic material for soy sauce at half the price, and - besides the yuck factor - appears to have been passed off as regular soy-bean-based soy sauce quite successfully.
Outside of China, hair-based ingredients are not black-market surrogates but a legitimate by-product of a food industry dependent on cheap and plentiful raw materials to create additives. Of course recently shorn hair may not be very palatable at the best of times but given to an chemist he can reduce it to one of the world's favourite food ingredients - L-Cysteine or E 920.
Cysteine is used as a flavoring and a dough enhancer, but by the time it reaches our pizzas and snacks the hair has been thoroughly processed and reduced to its chemical constituents. Still, it is extraordinary to think that the body can be recycled and re-enter the food chain so abruptly. More extraordinary, perhaps, is the journey it makes from the the Far East to our food. Why the food - additives industry should favor hair from this particular region is clear: its homogenous abundance - China has a head count of one billion - and according to the food - ingredient expert Dr John Meyer, because "it's easy to collect nice, clean, tied - up bales of human hair there". The hair is collected, cleaned, processed and then chemically converted into L - cysteine in Far East factories.
Maybe you should do some research before you deride people. (No you never have any reason on ATS to make personal remarks like that) Maybe where you live road kill is thrown in the bushes but not if a rendering company is close enough to pick it up.
reply to post by Char-Lee
WAIT, WAIT, WAIT.....you're telling me that you believe HUMAN DEAD CORPSES are used for food?? In America?!? I wold need some supporting info for that kind of claim, and I will be very happy if you CANNOT find it.....thank you very much.
Woman suffers terrible headaches after she is fitted with human hair weave 'taken from a CORPSE that was filled with flesh-eating maggots that burrowed into her skin'