Senator Charles Schumer of New York announced a long list of horror stories of contaminated food in China, ranging from eggs with toxic levels of melamine to rat that was labeled as lamb in Shanghai. Chinese baby milk killed lots of babies after melamine was purposely added to conceal the low protein count. And then there is the threat of another bird-flu outbreak. That’s one of the reasons why the United States has never before allowed the importation of chickens grown and slaughtered in China.
So-called free trade with Communist China is already bringing us fish raised in sick rivers in China such as the Yangtze. By the time the fish get to the fish ponds where they are harvested, the water has accumulated raw sewage, agricultural pesticides, and the heavy metal output of poorly regulated industrial plants. Let’s be clear about this: the shrimp and tilapia from China.
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