Thousands of pets worldwide have taken sick or died because of the contamination of pet food ingredients in Communist China. Further investigations have shown that the contamination has entered the human food chain in the USA.
We should pay attention to this situation because as a small nation, we don’t have the resources necessary to protect our population from this and other health threats. Like all small and developing nations, Barbados must rely heavily on standards and protections established by the larger nations.
Like it or not, when the USA’s standards and procedures fail, it puts Bajans at risk
I saw a piece on satellite television the other day that mentioned how something like 80% of vitamin C ingredients now come from China. Even if the vitamins are manufactured in the USA or Britain, 80% of the ingredients come from China.
This is a big concern, considering that a/ The USA has no regulations or inspection procedures regarding food supplements, and, b/ Communist China is notorious for heavy metal contamination of water supplies and other environmental nightmares.
Pay attention to this growing issue, folks. It impacts Barbados far more than you might hope.
From the Seattle Post…
More Tests At Quarantined Hog Farm
FRESNO, Calif. — The health risk appeared to be “minimal” for people who ate pork from a hog farm where an industrial chemical was found in its animals, state officials said Friday.
Tests of seven urine samples and two feed samples at American Hog Farm in Ceres all came back positive for the chemical, melamine, which has tainted more than 100 brands of dog and cat food, said state Veterinarian Dr. Richard Breitmeyer…
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