Maybe I’m Just Paranoid…

… but this sort of news is beginning to sound less and less like a series of flukes:

Libertyville-based DMH Ingredients has filed a federal lawsuit against Changzhou Kelong Chemical Co. Ltd., saying DMH found metal shavings in 11,200 kilos of aspartame artificial sweetener the Chinese company shipped in 2005.

What’s going on over there?

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Greg
Greg
14 years ago

Is it too early to start blaming Wal-Mart for forcing everyone in the supply chain to cut costs in order to be ‘allowed’ to do business with them?
I’d like to take ownership of that concept right now before someone running for President steals it…

SusanD
SusanD
14 years ago

Okay, that’s disgusting.

Tim
Tim
14 years ago

Justin,
Think what we’re seeing is a booming manufacturing economy from a country with third world standards. I’d be very very leery of anything ingestible coming from China. Read your labels folks!

Michael
14 years ago

The gains we Americans have made in human rights, healthcare, fair pay, benefits and enviornmental controls are being thrown away by capitolism run wild. What should be an equitable tool for civilized trading with profit an honorable goal is being corrupted by greed, WalMart leading the charge. Don’t like the unions? Move to China and see how things work without an orginized labor force.

Thomas
Thomas
14 years ago

I’m definitely buying American (or at least not Chinese) on anything that goes into my mouth or my child’s. Thank goodness we have safety regulations and a tort system that compensates consumers who are harmed by such practices!

Greg
Greg
14 years ago

“Move to China and see how things work without an orginized labor force.”
I thought the Chinese were communists. Aren’t Communists all about Workers Rights?

Justin Katz
14 years ago

Greg’s on the right track, Michael. A communist system obviates unions. It’s essentially the union made government. (The “soviets” were unions.)

SusanD
SusanD
14 years ago

H’mm, yet China is not exactly a model of workers’ rights.

PDM
PDM
14 years ago

Not too mention the fact that Aspartame is a neurotoxin.

SusanD
SusanD
14 years ago

So it’s okay to mix in metal shavings?

PDM
PDM
14 years ago

Susan,
Is that really what you got from reading that?

Rhody
Rhody
14 years ago

Why did we all roll meekly over and allow Beijing to host the Olympics next year? I anticipate the answer being “It’s not Caracas,” but I need a little more.

SusanD
SusanD
14 years ago

PDM, it was certainly one interpretation. Did you mean it as a more general comment, separate from the content of Justin’s original post?
Rhody, ya got me. The country that reclaimed the record for worst human rights and due process abuses after the Taliban was deposed in Afghanistan, not to mention their treatment of the environment, of private property rights, of even dogs at one point was given the privilege of hosting this high profile, gracious event which was started in the birthplace of democracy? I’ve thought it was outrageous all along.

Michael
14 years ago

Communism in it’s purest form might actually work, however, nothing is pure and communism was doomed before it got started, thankfully taken down by human nature. Human nature, in my opinion anyway, is what will be the downfall of capitolism. Too few have too much, whether earned or inherited. The system as we know it is destined for collapse, maybe in our lifetime.

Greg
Greg
14 years ago

So communism and doomed to fail and capitalism is doomed to fail.
What’s your third option, Michael?

Michael
14 years ago

Worry

Greg
Greg
14 years ago

Okay then. We’re in agreement. I’ll stockpile the guns.

SusanD
SusanD
14 years ago

lol

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