Chinese company makes soy sauce from human hair

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  1. illusion8

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    A resourceful Chinese company got in trouble for brewing soy sauce out of human hair.
    China Central Television (CCTV), the state television station, first raised public worries over the quality of domestic soy sauce by uncovering a substandard workshop in central China's Hubei Province, where piles of waste human hair were found. The hairs were treated in special containers to distill amino acid, the most common substance contained in soybean sauce.

    Human hair is rich in protein content, just like soybean, wheat and bran, the conventional and legally accepted raw ingredients for the production of soy sauce.



    Chinese company makes soy sauce from human hair - Boing Boing



    A new wave of food scandals has erupted in China. Melamine-laced dairy products have resurfaced; pork tainted with toxic clenbuterol, as well as millions of tons of diseased carcasses of chickens and pigs, continue to be sold as food.

    Since this is just the latest Chinese food scandal—previous ones have involved soy protein, gluten, glycerin, fish, candy, ginger and garlic—you should be alarmed. The food labeling laws allow for Chinese ingredients to be used in processed foods without being labeled as being of Chinese origin.


    chinese food scandals « Giving Up Control
     
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    A New Year's Resolution just came to my mind: Become a vegetarian in 2012.
     
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    I threw up a little.
     
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    Imagine if we had opened up retail and been flooded with such innovative Chinese products.
     
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    My advice never taste chinese made chocolates as well :shocked:
     
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    China is about to become World's largest importer of farm products. That nation is not able to supply its own domestic agri product demands. And people are worried about chinese farm products flooding India! :pound:
     
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    Param Senior Member Senior Member

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    Ok the flood part was not accurate, but China does export Dairy products. And a lot of contamination.

    2008 Chinese milk scandal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

     
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    The good news is that it makes people more aware of food safety. Bad news is that it was reported by CCTV in 2004. :rolleyes:
    Whoever posted this is late by like hmmm 8 years. Guess writers in boingboing.com dont care about that.
    After all food standards are the key here, right? Even old news can be of use.
     
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    I know we are the largest Milk producer. But that does not necessarily stop China from exporting their dairy products.

    That is the reason the govt imposed a sort of preventive ban on their dairy products.
    Govt bans import of Chinese mobiles, dairy products, toys - Times Of India
     
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    Ewww... sauce from hairs???
     
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    I have heard pork price is sky reaching in China triple digit and more costly then any other meat in that nation, while their all weather friend cannot provide this meat to the Chinese it could be a good bet for North East India to have some business, maybe even I initiate such a farm if such a prospect of Import export arise :rolleyes: (Import-export Biz. hehe )
     
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    Yea this one also quite old...but very interesting

    Investigation of fake eggs in China. by FujiTV - YouTube
     
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    What is this madness? Chinese style capitalism eh? :scared2:
     
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    ^^^ more than that, they are using their supposedly(haven't seen much on display ever) high IQ in innovating harmful shyte.
     
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    Thank heavens that after the milk scandal in China, I gave up buying Chinese food products.

    Apparently greed and the desire to make a quick buck with no ethics has overtaken China.
     
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