kongli Posted May 8, 2011 at 11:06 AM Report Share Posted May 8, 2011 at 11:06 AM Just read this New York Times article (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/08/world/asia/08food.html?pagewanted=1&ref=world) about food safety standards in China and some of the food scandals that have been happening in the past week. The article says: "In recent weeks, China’s news media have reported sales of pork adulterated with the drug clenbuterol, which can cause heart palpitations; pork sold as beef after it was soaked in borax, a detergent additive; rice contaminated with cadmium, a heavy metal discharged by smelters; arsenic-laced soy sauce; popcorn and mushrooms treated with fluorescent bleach; bean sprouts tainted with an animal antibiotic; and wine diluted with sugared water and chemicals." This article, coupled with the reoccurring comments regarding China's lack of food safety standards made by one of my teachers, really makes me worry about what I am eating here. I mean arsenic laced soy sauce, WTF!? Does anybody else think about this? What do you do to try and prevent eating harmful things? Do you buy name brand products, limit your consumption of certain foods etc? Or do you just try not to think too much about it? I am contemplating eliminating meat from my diet, and I have limited the number of times I eat out. The theory being that restaurants probably go with the more cheaper/ cost saving options which would presumably be more likely to have problems. Also god only knows how they prepare it. Anyway, just wanted to get peoples reactions regarding food safety here and how you deal with it. 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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