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"The Shanghai-based maker of the candy, Guan Sheng Yuan Co., said last week it was halting production of the sticky, taffy-like confection, an iconic brand beloved by generations of Chinese."


"But in China's case, suppliers trying to boost output are ""believed to have diluted their milk, adding melamine because its nitrogen content can fool tests aimed at verifying protein content."""


There is a reason why "our" products made here in the US cost more money.

What is it going to take for "us" to realize there is no such thing as a free lunch?

Brian




HARTFORD, Conn. - An industrial chemical blamed for sickening thousands of infants in China was found in candy in four Connecticut stores this week, a state official said Wednesday.

Days after contaminated White Rabbit Creamy Candy was found in California, Connecticut Consumer Protection Commissioner Jerry Farrell Jr. said tests found melamine in bags of the candy sold at two New Haven stores, a West Hartford market and an East Haven store.

"We're concerned, obviously, there may have been bags sold of these before we got to them," Farrell said.

Anyone who has the candy should destroy it, Farrell said.

The contamination has been blamed for the deaths of four children and kidney ailments among 54,000 others. More than 13,000 children have been hospitalized and 27 people arrested in connection with the tainting.

Melamine, which is high in nitrogen, is used to make plastics and fertilizers and experts say some amount of the chemical may be transferred from the environment during food processing. But in China's case, suppliers trying to boost output are believed to have diluted their milk, adding melamine because its nitrogen content can fool tests aimed at verifying protein content.

Melamine can cause kidney stones, leading to kidney failure. Infants are particularly vulnerable.

Melamine has been associated with contaminated infant formula and other Chinese products containing milk protein.

On Wednesday, the Chinese government identified 15 more Chinese dairy companies as producing milk products contaminated with melamine, bringing the total to 20 companies. At least 100 batches of milk powder have been found to contain the chemical, according to data on the food safety administration's Web site.

Last week, California health officials announced it discovered traces of melamine in White Rabbit candy it tested. Queensway Foods Company Inc. of California distributed the candy and says it is recalling it.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is working with state and local governments to check for and test products that could possibly be contaminated with melamine. Last Friday, the FDA warned consumers not to consume White Rabbit Candy and Mr. Brown coffee products because of possible melamine contamination.

The vanilla-flavored candy has also been pulled from shelves in Hawaii, Asia and Britain, and tests in Singapore and New Zealand last week found White Rabbit sweets tainted with melamine. The Shanghai-based maker of the candy, Guan Sheng Yuan Co., said last week it was halting production of the sticky, taffy-like confection, an iconic brand beloved by generations of Chinese.

The candy is sold in more than 50 countries throughout Asia and the world, including most of the Chinatowns in the United States. Overseas sales have reached $160 million over the past five years.
 
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Screw China. Screw Walmart. And screw our trade deficit. $60B in July alone. When you buy more than you sell, eventually you'll end up with empty pockets.
 

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When you buy more than you sell, eventually you'll end up with empty pockets.
When you buy more than you sell, eventually you'll end up with nothing to sell.


I have been saying that my whole adult life.
 

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We're all focked and know it :|err

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/serv...944324&brand=theglobeandmail&force_login=true

"China’s increasing integration into the world economy has been a textbook example of the
benefits of trade. Its increasing exports have raised incomes in China while supplying a new
source of low-priced goods, especially to firms in North America investing in machinery and
equipment. As a result, China has surpassed Japan and Mexico as a source of imports for both
Canada and the United States."
 

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I can't IMAGINE the outcry if a US-based business was responsible for this.

Yet this story won't even gain ground and my next week, noone will even remember.

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Hey, lil buddy. YOU'RE PREACHING TO THE CHOIR HERE.

Fuck um all starting with china and mesico. Come to think of it, fuck everyone that imports, sells, deals or whatever any product that isn't

"MADE IN THE U.S.A."
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Screw China. Screw Walmart. And screw our trade deficit. $60B in July alone. When you buy more than you sell, eventually you'll end up with empty pockets.
Why is it that everyone just wants to throw Walmart under the bus? I don't get it.

There isn't a store I can walk into that doesn't have Chinese mechandise. Hell, the American flags I bought at the grocery store for my moms gravesite were made in China......wtf?
 

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Counterfit and labels...how do you know what is made here and actually others have said you can't find everything you need for a reasonable price that is made in the USA.

We all know what is wrong and see both sides...what are the fixes.

Seems affordablity across the board. Which sounds like communism.

I know what laws have changed that created the mortgage crisis...what is the break down on China...why do we do what we do?



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Just yesterday I had both a HD Husky tool in my hand and a Channel Lock Tool (both wire cutters) and after finding the "Made in China" etch on the Husky I bought the Channel Lock.

Made in USA.

It was $1.67 more on a $12.00 item.
 

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Hey, lil buddy. YOU'RE PREACHING TO THE CHOIR HERE.

Fuck um all starting with china and mesico. Come to think of it, fuck everyone that imports, sells, deals or whatever any product that isn't

"MADE IN THE U.S.A."
Rio

Can someone please give me a list of what is made in America?

Come'on let's be real here. This is our doing, no one elses we are in a global economy.
 

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Hey, lil buddy. YOU'RE PREACHING TO THE CHOIR HERE.

Fuck um all starting with china and mesico. Come to think of it, fuck everyone that imports, sells, deals or whatever any product that isn't

"MADE IN THE U.S.A."
Rio
So Rio, where were all your shirts and jeans made?

I have found everyone wants to buy USA made stuff ...... but then most go for whats cheapest.
 

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So Rio, where were all your shirts and jeans made?

I have found everyone wants to buy USA made stuff ...... but then most go for whats cheapest.
You're so right SD. Everyone talks the talk but won't walk the walk. WE did do it to ourselves by letting the idiots that preach 'global economy' influence our trade policies. We have no protection in this country for our manufacturing companies. We cannot compete in a 'global economy' because none of us would lower our standard of living to the levels of the 'grass hut' or the "mud house".

Had we had a closed door attitude and high enough import tariffs we wouldn't be in this mess. Had we kept out the foreign investors and the selling of our souls we wouldn't be in this mess.

It actually started in 1913 with the formation of the Fed Reserve Bank but I really don't feel like lecturing today so ya have to do your own research.

This bailout will not do anyone any good and it will not save our economy.
We are fucked and too dumb to know it. The ones responsible for this mess will put a "spin" on it and walk as always because people are to stupid to figure it out for themselves and listen to the 'spin doctors' spouting bullshit.
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Yeah we're screwed, it's hard to find products with the a ok hand or American flag theses days. My freaking GM truck has parts manufactured in CHINA on it.....that sucks!!!:mad:
 

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I try to be conscience of not buying stuff made in China but its really hard. Just last week at the LA County Fair I put back some sheets because they were made in China but I still bought my Super Slicer 2000 which was made in China.

I do make sure my dog's food is Made in the USA though. :) I have weird priorities I guess.

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Why is it that everyone just wants to throw Walmart under the bus? I don't get it.

There isn't a store I can walk into that doesn't have Chinese mechandise. Hell, the American flags I bought at the grocery store for my moms gravesite were made in China......wtf?
Walmart has a lot more to do with the importing of Chinese products then you may think. They are so into it that they get their noses involved in the shipping labor part of it too. You'd be shocked at some of the things they pull.
 

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Food especially, should have origin labeling In big bold letters.

I won't knowingly eat or feed my family anything from china.
 
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Why is it that everyone just wants to throw Walmart under the bus? I don't get it.

There isn't a store I can walk into that doesn't have Chinese mechandise. Hell, the American flags I bought at the grocery store for my moms gravesite were made in China......wtf?
Walmart is the biggest target, but they are also the largest abuser. Walmart pits even foreign manufacturers against eachother to compete for their business. China is overpriced in their eyes. Not to mention the thousands and thousands of small businesses Walmart has put out of business.

I really do try to patronize the local shops before I go anywhere else. And I also try not to buy imported products, but i'm guilty just like everyone else.
 
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