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Heavy Metal: 12 Million Tons of Chinese Rice Contaminated
Time.com ^ | 2/23/11

Posted on 02/27/2011 8:23:18 PM PST by LibWhacker

Ugh. Hong Kong's English daily South China Morning Post has a distinctly unsavory dispatch from the Chinese media this morning: Government scientists have released research that millions of acres of Chinese agricultural land and over 12 million tons of Chinese grain are contaminated by toxic metal pollution, according to this week's edition of the China Economic Weekly, a state-run magazine.

Last week, a separate article reported that 10% of Chinese rice contained excess cadmium, a heavy metal known to cause cancer.

(Excerpt) Read more at ecocentric.blogs.time.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chinese; contaminated; cool; foodsafety; foodsupply; heavymetal; madeinusa; metal; rice; toxicchina
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Heads up... Another article about tainted Chinese goods. It's becoming quite an exercise to avoid Chinese crap while shopping; the stuff is everywhere-- 'Top Care' products, for instance, at the pharmacy: from China and packaged to look like trusted brands (and on the shelf right next to them!).

I found an "organic" canned tomato product at the store labeled 'Full Circle' that I'm very suspicious of. All the other tomato products say 'Product of USA' or "Product of Italy,' etc. 'Full Circle' says nothing except that it's imported... Wish there were a website we could go to that would tell us where all this crap is coming from.

1 posted on 02/27/2011 8:23:25 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

There are reports that the chinese are making fake rice with plastic filler.


2 posted on 02/27/2011 8:24:24 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 ~ Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: mylife

$0.50


3 posted on 02/27/2011 8:26:00 PM PST by REDWOOD99
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To: LibWhacker

But I thought collectivism meant clean air, clean water, and perfectly safe products?

At least that is what the libs tell us, right?


4 posted on 02/27/2011 8:26:50 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat ("Ball of Confusion: That's what the world is today . . Hey Hey")
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To: LibWhacker
I figure that as 1.92e^11 servings of rice, using 2oz (uncooked) as a standard serving. That's a lot of meals to miss.

/johnny

5 posted on 02/27/2011 8:27:17 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: REDWOOD99

Not an opinion.
I am just relaying reports.


6 posted on 02/27/2011 8:27:29 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 ~ Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: LibWhacker

That’s fine. There is plenty of white long grain rice grown right here in the US, mainly in Texas and Louisiana. Don’t buy Chinese rice and you directly aid the US economy.


7 posted on 02/27/2011 8:28:18 PM PST by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts)
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To: mylife

Jesus Christ!!! OMG, is that true? I shouldn’t be so surprised, I guess; the Chinese Communist Party doesn’t care about it’s own people. Why should it care about ours?


8 posted on 02/27/2011 8:28:43 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: REDWOOD99

IMHO I would not put it past the chinese.
They have been caught red handed numerous times.


9 posted on 02/27/2011 8:28:55 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 ~ Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: mylife

Yep.


10 posted on 02/27/2011 8:29:57 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: mylife

I’d like to see that link. I’d like to see the video of the gut sitting at a table with a little putty knife filling up rice husks with plastic, too, but I’ll settle for the link.


11 posted on 02/27/2011 8:30:23 PM PST by REDWOOD99
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To: LibWhacker

Never, never, never, NEVER buy food from the ChiComs. If it doesn’t say, ASSUME it is from China.

Get your food locally - best from a farmer’s market or even better if you grow it yourself. If you don’t know where a food product is from, choose something else. It’s important for your health, but also helps keep American dollars in America.


12 posted on 02/27/2011 8:30:32 PM PST by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender! REMEMBER NEDA)
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To: LibWhacker

All I can say is that other asians are suspicious of chinese produce and are making these claims.

They wont eat it.


13 posted on 02/27/2011 8:30:41 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 ~ Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: LibWhacker
Fred Meyer stores I fear are doing this....some of their own brand juices, usually much cheaper, don't specifically say where they are produced....

we should start a thread about what IS made in America...

surprisingly, I don't think Carharts are, nor much of Cabelas stuff.....

14 posted on 02/27/2011 8:31:42 PM PST by cherry
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To: LibWhacker

Soon to be on sale at a Walmart near you!


15 posted on 02/27/2011 8:32:02 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: REDWOOD99
The claim is that they are making an orzo like product using plastic as a filler, and selling it as rice.


16 posted on 02/27/2011 8:33:26 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 ~ Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: REDWOOD99

We know for a fact that they were making dumpling dough from cardboard during the olympics.


17 posted on 02/27/2011 8:34:48 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 ~ Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: mylife

Is that picture from the link?


18 posted on 02/27/2011 8:35:26 PM PST by REDWOOD99
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To: LibWhacker

Its the Cadmium.

19 posted on 02/27/2011 8:35:39 PM PST by Delta 21 (Make your choice ! There are NO civilians.)
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To: VictoryGal

Good advice! I check EVERYTHING nowadays. Ticks me off the US government is allowing the stuff into the country.


20 posted on 02/27/2011 8:36:07 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

Even food being mfg in the US is using raw materials from China.

When a company chooses to save a penny by buying from China, they better make sure these are untainted. I have my doubts with the volume of trade and distributors not clearly indicating the country of origin that these issues will spread.


21 posted on 02/27/2011 8:36:22 PM PST by dila813
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To: LibWhacker

No worries for them... it will end up in the states.


22 posted on 02/27/2011 8:36:55 PM PST by Safrguns
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To: REDWOOD99

No that is orzo. Looks like rice doesnt it?

But it is man made.


23 posted on 02/27/2011 8:37:36 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 ~ Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: REDWOOD99
Here ya go. And here.
24 posted on 02/27/2011 8:37:50 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: REDWOOD99

Somebody play the sound track for the 1980’s movie “heavy metal”.
It’s appropriate!


25 posted on 02/27/2011 8:37:54 PM PST by 9422WMR (Illegal is not a race.)
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To: mylife
using plastic as a filler

So mix a little Bondo activator with that stuff and you can fix a dent in your car?

26 posted on 02/27/2011 8:38:03 PM PST by The Cajun
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To: REDWOOD99

No that is orzo. Looks like rice doesnt it?

But it is man made.


27 posted on 02/27/2011 8:38:10 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 ~ Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: mylife
"The claim is that they are making an orzo like product using plastic as a filler, and selling it as rice."

Ya know, for commies, the chicoms sure will do anything to make a buck.

28 posted on 02/27/2011 8:38:26 PM PST by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: mylife

Yup. The Chinese tried to pawn it off on Vietnam. When you buy anything you eat or anything that comes in contact with your body like toothpaste, skin creme, cleaners and other things - make sure it does not say made in China. The dollar stores sell a lot of toxic Chinese crap.


29 posted on 02/27/2011 8:38:30 PM PST by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: LibWhacker; a fool in paradise; JoeProBono
Recent studies indicate however, that typical American diet contains insufficient quantities of iron!


30 posted on 02/27/2011 8:39:01 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: mylife
plastic as a filler

Yuck. Plasti-roni... The Manchurian treat.
31 posted on 02/27/2011 8:39:08 PM PST by lmr (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: mylife

Anything to make an extra buck.


32 posted on 02/27/2011 8:39:09 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: Army Air Corps

Thank you.


33 posted on 02/27/2011 8:39:37 PM PST by REDWOOD99
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To: LibWhacker

What is Chinese Heavy Metal? Metarrica, Rudis Preest?


34 posted on 02/27/2011 8:40:38 PM PST by crazydad
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To: Frantzie

And that is just where i jut the first report.
From a Viet.
They wont eat chinese produce.


35 posted on 02/27/2011 8:40:51 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 ~ Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: Delta 21

I sense a marketing campaign.

“What you call Cadmium, we call CadmiYUM!”


36 posted on 02/27/2011 8:41:02 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: crazydad

LoL!


37 posted on 02/27/2011 8:41:32 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 ~ Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: LibWhacker

Evidently, they even mix in dog meat into their Rice-E-Roni!


38 posted on 02/27/2011 8:42:06 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: LibWhacker

well what you do not eat can be used in a electro plating shop.


39 posted on 02/27/2011 8:43:00 PM PST by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: 9422WMR
The Chinese are making money Handover Fisk!
40 posted on 02/27/2011 8:43:44 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 ~ Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: The Cajun

I suppose LoL


41 posted on 02/27/2011 8:44:58 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 ~ Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: The Cajun

I suppose LoL

Look out for BondRouex


42 posted on 02/27/2011 8:45:07 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 ~ Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: LibWhacker
And since the Chinese cannot differentiate between teh "R" and "L", you know what else is in their so-called "rice"!
43 posted on 02/27/2011 8:45:39 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: LibWhacker

Chinese “food” and “medicine” should be considered toxic waste.


44 posted on 02/27/2011 8:45:50 PM PST by FormerACLUmember (Character is defined by how we treat those who society says have no value.)
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To: dila813
Even food being mfg in the US is using raw materials from China.

Another excellent point that's often overlooked. Hence the need for a website that says where everything originates, though I don't know who would embark on such a massive undertaking, or how they would make money at it. It's sorely needed.

45 posted on 02/27/2011 8:47:00 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker
But look at the bright side, glow in the dark Chinese cuts down on carbon from producing electricity for lights. Now does that not give you a warm glow.
46 posted on 02/27/2011 8:47:42 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: LibWhacker
I shouldn’t be so surprised, I guess; the Chinese Communist Party doesn’t care about it’s own people. Why should it care about ours?

And there you have it. Hmm, I wonder what shmucks the Chicoms will trot out and execute over this snafu?
47 posted on 02/27/2011 8:48:37 PM PST by khnyny (What exactly is a CDO??)
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To: scan59

ping


48 posted on 02/27/2011 8:48:52 PM PST by babyfreep
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To: mylife

Remember the baby formula the Chinese sold. Killed many babies before it was found out to have been deliberately contaminated, to increase profit, with no regard to safety.


49 posted on 02/27/2011 8:49:23 PM PST by rawhide
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To: LibWhacker

It is pretty scary, the problem is that the content changes often, sometimes with each batch.

It may only be possible with a massive data collection effort which would completely erase any advantage on cost buying from China gives a company.


50 posted on 02/27/2011 8:49:36 PM PST by dila813
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