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Re: Contaminated People Food?

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: Contaminated People Food?
  • From: "Pam Evans" <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2007 21:20:55 -0500
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Agreed.  This is way past ridiculous.

On 4/28/07, Bonnie Holmes <holmesbm@usit.net> wrote:
>
> I just wrote my Congressman about the Chinese contaminants...I think the
> public needs to put a lot of pressure on Congress to get this corrected.
> Also, took my 2 mile daily walk while listening to a financial talk show.
> A truck driver called in asking about this administration's plan to allow
> Mexican trucks to cross the border.  He says the existing trucks are full
> of drugs, etc.  Many do not have to go through the safety checks and will
> be driving on our highways.  It is time for some serious changes.
>
> Bonnie Zone 7/7 ETN
> Remember:  The River Raisin, The Alamo, The Maine, Pearl Harbor, 9/11
>
>
> > [Original Message]
> > From: Daryl <pulis@mindspring.com>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Date: 4/28/2007 4:59:02 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Contaminated People Food?
> >
> > Funny, I just wrote to somebody a couple of weeks ago how the spawning
> of
> > regulatory agencies following Upton Sinclair has made people too
> complacent.
> > Not only are we eating too  far away from our neighborhood, but we're
> > relying on a regulatory s ystem failing with its own greed (lobbyists
> > instead of owners) , as well as on the greed of the industry.
> >
> > And if you've read some of what I've read on what goes into pet food,
> you
> > know it's about as bad as Durham's Pure Leaf Lard.   Much worse than
> tainted
> > vegetable protein. I haven't posted it. It's too gross.
> >
> > d
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "james singer" <islandjim1@verizon.net>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2007 2:56 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Contaminated People Food?
> >
> >
> > > This is really incredible. I'm glad I never cared for pork kidneys [to
> > > put it mildly]. Where's Upton Sinclair now that we need him? This is
> > > going to be one huge tale of greed and regulatory negligence once it's
> > > all figured out.
> > >
> > > On Apr 28, 2007, at 2:05 PM, Daryl wrote:
> > >
> > >> I haven't seen anything from the FDA, but this article in the Chicago
> > >> Trib
> > >> says that it has in fact happened.  In part:
> > >>
> > >> " California officials have revealed that the contamination got into
> the
> > >> food
> > >> chain: About 45 state residents ate pork from hogs that consumed
> animal
> > >> feed
> > >> laced with melamine from China. Melamine is used to make plastics,
> but
> > >> it also
> > >> artificially boosts the protein level-and thus the price-of the
> glutens
> > >> that
> > >> go into food.
> > >>
> > >> It was already fatal for some pets: 17 cats and dogs are confirmed
> dead,
> > >> more
> > >> have likely died without being reported, thousands have suffered
> kidney
> > >> problems, and 57 brands of cat food and 83 of dog food have been
> > >> recalled. On
> > >> top of that, roughly 6,000 hogs will be destroyed because they ate
> > >> tainted
> > >> feed.
> > >>
> > >> The effects of melamine on people are thought to be minimal, but no
> one
> > >> really
> > >> knows. Its consumption by humans is considered so improbable that no
> one
> > >> has
> > >> even studied it."
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/chi-070428food-
> > >> story,1,7734426.story?c
> > >> oll=chi-news-hed&ctrack=1&cset=true
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> d
> > >>
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> > >>
> > > Island Jim
> > > Southwest Florida
> > > 27.1 N, 82.4 W
> > > Hardiness Zone 10
> > > Heat Zone 10
> > > Sunset Zone 25
> > > Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> > > Maximum 100 F [38 C]
> > >
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-- 
Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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