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Friday, October 31, 2008

I hope this one makes its way to Stockwell Day's new Inbox

The Chinese Communist regime is now admitting that its animal feed industry produced massive amounts of melamine-poisoned feed - and they have no idea how far the stuff went through the food chain (although we do geogrpahically that it reached the United States).

Feed and foodstuffs imported from Communist China will need a really close look for a very long time.

Posted by D.J. McGuire on October 31, 2008 in International Affairs | Permalink

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Maybe we should stop trading with China? Just an idea… we can still sell them stuff but I'm getting really sick of them them (from them?) poisoning us.

Posted by: Pete | 2008-10-31 12:39:31 PM


...while I agree Pete, how much did you pay for your computer, shoes, shirt, garlic, filletted pacific salmon, Highliner fish sticks, tires for the car/truck?

Yeah, I wish, but not going to happen.

Posted by: tomax7 | 2008-10-31 12:42:58 PM


Wait until China's "night time irrigation" practice is exposed.

Posted by: Bocanut | 2008-10-31 3:55:16 PM


And we wonder why foods from China are not labeled as such? These people are not our friends, nor are the corporatists who import these poisons. And of course our own government is complicit...as usual.

Posted by: JC | 2008-10-31 4:59:01 PM


Wait until China's "night time irrigation" practice is exposed.

Posted by: Bocanut | 31-Oct-08 3:55:16 PM

Are you talking about human waste fertilizer?

If so, let me enlighten you on some things that happen right in your own backyard. The town of Brooks, AB has permission to run human waste through a pivot irrigation system onto agricultural land. It's not advertised, and the land is not accessible to the public.

Hutterite colonies supply a very large portion of Western Canada's fresh vegetables. They also mix human waste with animal waste, and spread it onto their fields.

When I sit down to a meal, I try not to think about what I'm eating. Especially in restaurants.

Posted by: dp | 2008-10-31 6:11:02 PM


The first 3 digits of the barcode is the country code wherein the product was made.

Sample all barcodes that start with 690.691.692 until 695 are all MADE IN CHINA.
471 is Made in Taiwan

This is our human right to know, but the government and related department never educate the public, therefore we have to RESCUE ourselves.

Nowadays, Chinese businessmen know that consumers do not prefer products 'made in china', so they don't show from which country it is made.

However, you may now refer to the barcode, remember if the first 3 digits is 690-695 then it is Made in China .

00 ~ 13 USA & CANADA
30 ~ 37 FRANCE
40 ~ 44 GERMANY
49 ~ JAPAN
50 ~ UK
57 ~ Denmark
64 ~ Finland
76 ~ Switzerland and Lienchtenstein
628 ~ Saudi-Arabien
629 ~ United Arab Emirates
740 ~ 745 - Central America

All 480 Codes are Made in the Philippines

I decided to start checking the codes out as I was shopping the other night. This seemed to work pretty well, until it came to food products.
Then the codes were pretty much all over the place. "Chinese" codes were labeled USA...so who knows? Snopes is 50/50 on this one.

Posted by: JC | 2008-10-31 9:22:16 PM


When I sit down to a meal, I try not to think about what I'm eating. Especially in restaurants.

When I eat thinking of terrible things is the furthest thing from my mind.

I have no problems with fear. I find your comment neurotic.

Posted by: budoracle | 2008-11-01 1:21:22 AM


Money in money out.

“The private sector rush into farmland acquisitions this year has been dizzying. Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs, for instance, are taking control of China’s livestock industry. While all eyes were focused nervously on Wall Street in late September 2008, these two were tucking their money away into China’s biggest piggeries, poultry farms and meat processing plants – including rights to the farmland. New York-based BlackRock Inc, one of the world’s largest money managers with nearly US$1.5 trillion on its books, has just set up a massive US$200m agricultural hedge fund, US$30m of which will be used to acquire farmland around the world. Morgan Stanley, which nearly joined the queue for a US Treasury Department bail-out, recently bought 40,000 ha of farmland in the Ukraine. This pales in comparison to the 300,000 ha of Ukrainian farmland that Renaissance Capital, a Russian investment house, has acquired rights to, but still. In fact, throughout the highly fertile belt from Ukraine across southern Russia, the competition is hot. Black Earth Farming, a Swedish investment group, has acquired control of 331,000 ha of farmland in the black earth region of Russia. Alpcot-Agro, another Swedish investment firm, has bought rights to 128,000 ha there. Landkom, the British investment group, has bought up 100,000 ha of agricultural land in Ukraine and vows to expand this to 350,000 ha by 2011. All of these land acquisitions are to produce grains, oils, meat and dairy for those in the hungry world market … that is, for those who can pay.”

http://www.grain.org/briefings/?id=212

Posted by: Guess What | 2008-11-01 2:32:03 AM


The food that the US and Canada produces is full of chemicals/hormones/toxic stuff too. You're a consumer, make educated choices, stop relying on your government to help you live a safe life.

p.s. Post editing? Anyone?

Posted by: Alex | 2008-11-02 5:06:13 AM


stop relying on your government to help you live a safe life.

p.s. Post editing? Anyone?

Posted by: Alex | 2-Nov-08 5:06:13 AM

Wait a minute, isn't that the true role of government? I'm for smaller government, but health and safety regulations cannot be left to the private sector.

Posted by: dp | 2008-11-02 1:06:26 PM



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