Importing Stuff From China

It’s one thing to import steel but we’re importing food, medicine and all kinds of stuff from a country that has very poor controls on what they feed their own populace much less send off for export.  We’ve all heard the stories about the melamine in the wheat and wheat products that killed several pets.  As much as I know people miss their pets, thank god it was only pets.  It could easily have been children.  I don’t know if you know anything about Melamine but here’s what makes it fatal.  It is a trimer – a reaction product – of cyanide.  When it’s ingested it turns into 3 cyanide molecules. 

They recently had an incident where ground up cardboard was being used to supplement the meat in food being sold by street vendors.  Now the latest is that they’ve seized tons of fake drugs, including drugs for life threatening conditions like malaria, diabetes, and influenza.  What happens to the people who take these?  Well, since they don’t actually have any active ingredients, you don’t get any benefit from taking it even though you pay out the ass for something that’s supposed to save your life.