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(CBS News)   Chinese rice tainted with cadmium. Investigators puzzled as to how it ended up in rice instead of baby formula, dry wall, children's toys   (cbsnews.com) divider line 40
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2013-05-23 09:03:58 AM
big deal they can't have some chocolate? I love those cadmium mini eggs they make around easter...
 
2013-05-23 09:04:35 AM
How do they get all this shiat into food?  I mean, you'd have to try to taint food to make that bad.
 
2013-05-23 09:05:23 AM

Headso: big deal they can't have some chocolate? I love those cadmium mini eggs they make around easter...


Yeah who wouldn't want Cadmium creme eggs showing up unexpectedly?
 
2013-05-23 09:07:30 AM
At least it's not fluoride, for fark's sake.
 
2013-05-23 09:12:48 AM
Answer: cadmium is cheaper than lead.
 
2013-05-23 09:12:50 AM

Molavian: How do they get all this shiat into food?  I mean, you'd have to try to taint food to make that bad.


This is probably contamination of the soil / air / water where the rice crops were grown.  Chinese environmental standards are pretty much similar to North America a hundred years ago.  Eventually as a developing country grows rich enough, they eventually start to worry about the socio-economic cost of pollution.  It's starting to happen in China, but they have a long way to go.
 
2013-05-23 09:15:41 AM
Now all we need is some beans contaminated with nickel and we can make a battery.
 
2013-05-23 09:16:17 AM
Rice absorbs all sorts of shiat. It's really bad about arsenic, so why not cadmium.

And they always go to "cancer causing" but they skip right over the horrors of  Itai-itai disease.
 
2013-05-23 09:16:38 AM

GoldDude: This is probably contamination of the soil / air / water where the rice crops were grown.  Chinese environmental standards are pretty much similar to North America a hundred years ago.  Eventually as a developing country grows rich enough, they eventually start to worry about the socio-economic cost of pollution.  It's starting to happen in China, but they have a long way to go.


soil tainted with zinc, selenium, molybdenum, and vanadium, OTOH, would have health BENEFITS... like anti-cancer and anti-diabetes activity. we'd never be allowed to spike a field here. you'd think Sabinsa or someone would spike a field in India or China with EssentialHeavyMetalsChelate and profit on the grown veggies.
 
2013-05-23 09:17:03 AM

Pvt Joker: Now all we need is some beans contaminated with nickel and we can make a battery.


I smell alternative energy.
 
2013-05-23 09:17:27 AM

Pvt Joker: Now all we need is some beans contaminated with nickel and we can make a battery.


Rice and Beans generates a power distinctly different than a standard battery.
 
2013-05-23 09:17:35 AM

GoldDude: Molavian: How do they get all this shiat into food?  I mean, you'd have to try to taint food to make that bad.

This is probably contamination of the soil / air / water where the rice crops were grown.  Chinese environmental standards are pretty much similar to North America a hundred years ago.  Eventually as a developing country grows rich enough, they eventually start to worry about the socio-economic cost of pollution.  It's starting to happen in China, but they have a long way to go.


Ah, that makes sense.  I had pictured in my mind some sort of cadmium-plated food processing unit.
 
2013-05-23 09:17:39 AM

Pvt Joker: Now all we need is some beans contaminated with nickel and we can make a battery.


or cold fusion if you pump in hydrogen. and i think eating taco bell might swing that.
 
2013-05-23 09:18:43 AM

Pvt Joker: Now all we need is some beans contaminated with nickel and we can make a battery.


Lemons ... it's all about the lemons.


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2013-05-23 09:21:31 AM
Wait until the story gets big about how, here in the US, they're now replacing Roundup with Agent Orange, because the widespread use of Roundup has resulted in Roundup-resistant weeds, and no matter what, Monsanto wants its fat cut of the agribusiness industry, whether it's spraying fields with Agent Orange or cyanide or brimstone.  Doesn't matter.  They want their cut.  They bought their way to the front of the line and they're not leaving.

But the chemicals from widespread fracking will probably counteract the Agent Orange so it's all good.

/ecologists are terrorists
 
2013-05-23 09:23:48 AM

GoldDude: Molavian: How do they get all this shiat into food?  I mean, you'd have to try to taint food to make that bad.

This is probably contamination of the soil / air / water where the rice crops were grown.  Chinese environmental standards are pretty much similar to North America a hundred years ago.  Eventually as a developing country grows rich enough, they eventually start to worry about the socio-economic cost of pollution.  It's starting to happen in China, but they have a long way to go.


The article explains this pretty clearly.

Oh wait, I'm on Fark. Never mind.
 
2013-05-23 09:24:47 AM
A more accurate headline would probably be: China Tainted With Cadmium.

It's not like they're intentionally adding it to the rice.  It's just than China itself is pretty much carcinogenic at this point.
 
2013-05-23 09:25:30 AM
The rice also contains potassium benzoate.
 
2013-05-23 09:27:39 AM

SpdrJay: The rice also contains potassium benzoate.


...
 
2013-05-23 09:27:40 AM
Come on China, you capitalism noobs. It's called marketing.

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2013-05-23 09:29:18 AM

Molavian: GoldDude: Molavian: How do they get all this shiat into food?  I mean, you'd have to try to taint food to make that bad.

This is probably contamination of the soil / air / water where the rice crops were grown.  Chinese environmental standards are pretty much similar to North America a hundred years ago.  Eventually as a developing country grows rich enough, they eventually start to worry about the socio-economic cost of pollution.  It's starting to happen in China, but they have a long way to go.

Ah, that makes sense.  I had pictured in my mind some sort of cadmium-plated food processing unit.


the way rice grows, it's easy to pick up contaminants.

here in the USA, we have arsenic in rice due to the conversion of cotton fields (which were laden with arsenic based pesticides since we don't eat cotton).
 
2013-05-23 09:30:03 AM
They've been exporting poisonous products for decades.

If baby killing milk didn't kill their export market, pretty much nothing will. It's so affordable!
 
2013-05-23 09:32:20 AM

GoldDude: Eventually as a developing country grows rich enough, they eventually start to worry about the socio-economic cost of pollution. It's starting to happen in China, but they have a long way to go.


Oh FFS don't make it look like they're trying to make any sort of progress.  Every single progressive thing China does is for PR purposes because they're still every bit the authoritarian state they were when we were fighting proxy wars with them; the only difference now is that American executives think they're awesome.  If history's any indication they'll make the farmers destroy the tainted grain at their own cost and leave the actual source of the pollution untouched.  The Chinese inspectors know this, so the ones that haven't quite had their hearts turned to stone will tamper the test results to allow the farmers to sell their grain.  Then to cover their own tracks (because getting caught means execution) they'll arrange to export the stuff to the U.S. (or more likely India) through shady channels, such as mixing it with a bunch of other rice in a third country so it becomes impossible to prove where the poisoned food came from.  Their own rice will come from California and India, but of course there'll be a tariff applied to it to "protect the farmers" that'll basically just make people go hungry, while the taxes go into a slush fund that benefits the Chinese plutocrats polluting the soil in the first place.
 
2013-05-23 09:32:50 AM
Whenare they gonna get on the urine contaminated cola from china?
 
2013-05-23 09:35:55 AM

dragonchild: execution) they'll arrange to export the stuff to the U.S. (or more likely India) through shady channels, such as mixing it with a bunch of other rice in a third country so it becomes impossible to prove where the poisoned food came from.  Their own rice will come from California and India,


mixing it with other rice until the ppm cadmium falls below prop 65 limits for a single serving size. FTFY.
 
2013-05-23 09:38:02 AM

utah dude: mixing it with other rice until the ppm cadmium falls below prop 65 limits for a single serving size. FTFY.


Why go that far when it can't be traced and the USDA doesn't care anyway?
 
2013-05-23 09:39:39 AM
 
2013-05-23 09:41:25 AM

Molavian: How do they get all this shiat into food?  I mean, you'd have to try to taint food to make that bad.


Yeah, and even without the cadmium, taint food tastes like shiat anyway.
 
2013-05-23 09:45:30 AM

Goimir: SpdrJay: The rice also contains potassium benzoate.

...


That's bad.
 
2013-05-23 09:47:07 AM

dragonchild: utah dude: mixing it with other rice until the ppm cadmium falls below prop 65 limits for a single serving size. FTFY.

Why go that far when it can't be traced and the USDA doesn't care anyway?


because ICP-MS at every single intermediate within US borders. buy me a lab i'll make you rich. maybe a yellow one. or a chocolate one.
 
2013-05-23 09:59:54 AM

Pvt Joker: Now all we need is some beans contaminated with nickel and we can make a battery.


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Thanks. It's nice to start the day with a belly laugh.
 
2013-05-23 10:00:27 AM
Stop buying chinese shiat period.......solve a lot of this shiat right now.  Nope...gotta save .50 cents.  Dumbass americans
 
2013-05-23 10:07:39 AM

Molavian: How do they get all this shiat into food?  I mean, you'd have to try to taint food to make that bad.


yes

doesnt mean it was them tho

((side note   -    not that many years ago  radioactive metal funiture was being produced in mexico and sold in us))
 
2013-05-23 10:23:10 AM
bindlestiff2600:

((side note   -    not that many years ago  radioactive metal funiture was being produced in mexico and sold in us))

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/13/bed-bath-beyond-radioactive -t issue-holders_n_1204974.html
 
2013-05-23 01:02:16 PM

Molavian: How do they get all this shiat into food?  I mean, you'd have to try to taint food to make that bad.


Well you see, when there's zero government oversite due to shiattty laws or easily bribed officials...
 
2013-05-23 01:06:57 PM

lelio: Answer: cadmium is cheaper than lead.


Yeah, she's a whore.
 
2013-05-23 01:29:34 PM
So much for buying local....
 
2013-05-23 04:23:16 PM

SweetDickens: Stop buying chinese shiat period.......solve a lot of this shiat right now.  Nope...gotta save .50 cents.  Dumbass americans


It is a lot more complex than cheap plastic crap from China.  That might have been what started it, but it certainly isn't what sustains it.
 
2013-05-23 05:09:53 PM
With all this shiat in their food it's a wonder the average Chinese person doesn't have three eyes and glow in the dark.
 
2013-05-23 05:15:36 PM
Cadmium Yellow.

It has been blamed for Vincent van Gogh's mental instability, which is to say, his painting style. Doctors love to medicalize genius. It makes them feel like they're part of the artsy and literary world.

That might explain how it ended up in rice. Maybe they were selliing it as Spanish Rice.

Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world. It consists of the dried stamens of a yellow crocus-like flower, and it takes about 50,000 flowers to produce a pound of the stuff. Too bad they haven't trained bees to collect the stamins instead of the pollen.

Hmmmm.

I claim copyright on this idea through all the universes of space and time in all media, past, present or future!

Not that it would do a lot of good if I did have copyright. Besides, I expect Drew has copyright on all this crap we produce, unless otherwise indicated.

I wonder if he owns the posts of Wil Wheaton?

Does anybody have a "Summon Wil Wheaton" card? Can you get his autograph?
 
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