Thursday, June 28, 2007

Me Chinese, Me Play Joke

Me Put Pee Pee in your Coke! And your cat food. And your seafood. And your toothpaste.

I guess I'm not really surprised by any of this; maybe more surprised that we're finally starting to pay attention to contaminants (or are we really...?). This is the price you pay for doing business with a country whose government practices Upton Sinclair era regulation. And I, being Chinese, know that my people how to make—and stretch— a buck.

We really are an inventive people! First it was gunfire and pasta; now we've moved on to a whole new level of innovation. According to The NYT,

In recent years, for instance, China’s food safety scandals have involved everything from fake baby milk formulas and soy sauce made from human hair to instances where cuttlefish were soaked in calligraphy ink to improve their color and eels were fed contraceptive pills to make them grow long and slim.

Hairy soy sauce!?

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