Dead pigs in Shanghai river: more than 6,000 carcasses found. Why are there all these pig carcasses floating in the river? The Guardian reports that "[the] surge in the dumping of dead pigs followed police campaigns against the sale of pork products made from diseased pigs." But don't get anxious, residents of Huangpu, because "officials said the water supply remained safe." Drink up!
You know, when I first kept insisting on finding out where my clothes and food came from--sending e-mails, calling, checking all tags--some people thought it was a bit much. Q: How much bacon sold in the U.S. is reared and/or processed in China? If anyone can supply an answer with link, I'd appreciate it.
UPDATE: Over 12,000 dead pigs fished out in China. Click the to see a little recap of some of the more aggregious food scandals in China in the last few years. I didn't hear about this one:
In another recent incident, the American fast-food giant KFC faced controversy after revealing that some Chinese suppliers provided chicken with high levels of antibiotics, in what appeared to be an industry-wide practice.
I assume the information was controversial because the chicken was used here, in the U.S., right? Always ask where your food is from. Always.