Melamine Deliberately added to Pet Food

Remember the big scandal about pet food containing melamine? Well it wasn’t an accident.

ZHANGQIU, China, April 28 — As American food safety regulators head to China to investigate how a chemical made from coal found its way into pet food that killed dogs and cats in the United States, workers in this heavily polluted northern city openly admit that the substance is routinely added to animal feed as a fake protein.

For years, producers of animal feed all over China have secretly supplemented their feed with the substance, called melamine, a cheap additive that looks like protein in tests, even though it does not provide any nutritional benefits, according to melamine scrap traders and agricultural workers here.

  1. That’s the nice thing about globalization, you can get your cheap food from somewhere that’s not as concerned about pesky things like pollution or safety. Sure, we might find out what’s up but only after an acute disaster.

    No wonder big american corporations love china. Cheap is King there. I think plenty of US companies would pump melamine (or some other god awful crap) into our food supply if they could just get that stupid FDA out of the way! They could call it a Diet Big Mac(tm)!

    It makes you think about the health problems that take decades to show up. You know, like Chronic Fatigure or Fibromyalgia? They are kind of like Gulf War Syndrome for Middle America and I suspect things are going to get much worse.

  2. This is an eye opener. Now the FDA is reporting even more animal deaths and the possibility that melamine has entered the human food supply.

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