Melamine – just the tip of the iceberg

Dr. Wang Haizhen

Dr. Wang Haizhen

Dr. Wang Haizhen, a veterinarian from a Chinese Animal Pharmaceutical, has become a whistleblower, now going public exposing corruption in China’s food industry. She reports that the most dangerous chemical added to animal feed in China is rhodium iodide. “This chemical speeds up the birth process in animals, but when processed into food is a dangerous carcinogen, much more dangerous than melamine.”

With the information provided by Dr. Haizhen, at great risk (her husband is in prison for similar whistle blowing, she is currently in hiding), any Chinese imported animal feed and/or human food ingredients, are of certain risk to a world of consumers. Sadly, it could take years to discover a connection of a cancer or kidney disease in people and pets from tainted feed ingredients; either directly into the food or indirectly into a meat producing animal feed. Even worse, more than likely many connections will never be known. The most contentious consumer, searching high and low for organic meat and vegetables to feed their two or four legged family, would have no idea if the beef or chicken was fed risky chemical laced animal feed or if the soil organic vegetables grow in was fertilized with manure contained melamine or worse.

Susan Thixton, citizen journalist, brings up a good point about the implications of this mess:

The most contentious consumer, searching high and low for organic meat and vegetables to feed their two or four legged family, would have no idea if the beef or chicken was fed risky chemical laced animal feed or if the soil organic vegetables grow in was fertilized with manure contained melamine or worse.

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