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Front Page » Table of Contents » Archive: Agriculture & Farming: June 2007

By Pamela Jean on June 28, 2007

China is rapidly becoming known for faking its food. Hundreds of cases have been documented. China has been adulterating food destined for the U.S. ports with non-food ingredients. These fake or non-food ingredients can be dangerous and deadly.

In two of my previous posts, Counterfeit Food: Simply Profitable, Simply Wrong and Endangered: Best Friends & Homemade Bread, I talked about the tainted and counterfeit foods we are unknowingly importing.

Things seem to keep getting worse, not better.

Now, some 900,000 tubes of toothpaste containing the chemical used in antifreeze products have been found in hotels, motels, institutions for the mentally ill, hospitals, prisons, discount stores, and juvenile facilities in the U.S.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has finally warned Americans not to use any Chinese-made toothpaste, regardless of the brand.

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By Lola Wheeler on June 17, 2007

Agriculture is under siege - from inflation, from the cheap food imports from China, and from mega-agricultural-businesses that are buying out and competing unfairly with family farms.

Consider this, folks, if our homeland farms continue to fail. Quite apart from our immediate health concerns of eating food that may not be clean or free of contaminants, if we begin to rely more and more heavily on the questionable foods from China and similar countries, what will this do for our national security? Think about it - what it will be like to owe money to China (national debt), be dependent upon China for food (increasing food imports) and, then, due to the asymmetry of that relationship, we would be unable to even ask China to send us healthy food? We'd have to continue to eat what they send.

I don't mean to have you think I am like "Chicken Little."

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