I find this article interesting, and it makes me wonder just how many AAS coming out of China are manufactured in the same way. Scary to think that one may be injecting oils that may have been in a McDonalds fryer in down town Beijing just moments before the AAS oils were manufactured. Read this article, it will really make you think about what you could be putting into your body. - NML
As China continues to rise as the new Asian powerhouse,
there has been a steady stream of reports which have detailed the
country's staggering lack of standards when it comes to producing
manufactured goods, so it was only mildly shocking to learn that
authorities there are now looking at charges that some of the country's
pharmaceutical companies are using disgusting "gutter oil" to make
For the uninformed (which included me before I came
across this story), gutter oil is essentially reprocessed kitchen waste
dredged from restaurant drains.
While you're getting a mental
picture, read on: Chinese authorities are responding to reports that
drug makers may have used it to manufacture antibiotics instead of the
more expensive (and, most likely, much cleaner) soybean oil.
What's more, the gutter oil has apparently been at the heart of several food-safety scandals in China in recent months, the BBC
reported, quoting Chinese officials - though in typical fashion, the
government was secretive, saying it would release its findings soon
without providing additional details.
Disgusting gutter oil prevalent throughout Chinese manufacturing
factor aside, it wasn't clear whether the gutter-oiled antibiotics
posed any risk to public health. But nonetheless, the incident
highlights how thoroughly Beijing, while remaining socialistic and
authoritarian, has nonetheless embraced quasi-capitalist principles of
cutting corners to control costs and boost profits.
The British news giant reported that repeated food-contamination scandals, with gutter oilbeing only the most recent of them, have roiled China's massive
population and have caused no small amount of alarm and mistrust.
April, for instance, state-run media outlets reported on how
authorities had begun cracking down on underground workshops that
utilized decomposing animal fat and organs to produce more of the gutteroil, which apparently can be "manufactured" from a number of equally disgusting sources.
then said most of that oil had been sold to oil manufacturers for food
production, no less, and for making hotspot soup - a local cuisine - in
A year ago, meanwhile, Chinese police arrested 32 people in connection with an operation to prevent
the sale of gutter oil as cooking oil. In that case, more than 100 tons
of oil was produced by six underground factories; authorities seized the
massive amount in raids that stretched across 14 provinces.
in 2008, at least six infants died and a staggering 300,000 more were
made ill after drinking baby formula that had been tainted with the
'Made in China' is a detriment here in the U.S. as well
An earlier report by NaturalNews documented how the food chain "Whole Foods," which built its reputation in large part on
selling organic food, provided details about how many of that company's
signature products came not from U.S. farms but from China.
more than 175 stores nationwide, Whole Foods promotes a homegrown
concept, but many of the supermarket chain's goods are marked "Product
What's wrong with that? Well; for one, importing food
from China is anathema to Whole Foods' concept of "locally grown" and
"organic." For another, China's agricultural development regulations are
nowhere near as stringent as they are in the U.S.
despite Whole Foods' assurances to the contrary, how is a consumer - or
the company, for that matter - to know whether all of its Chinese-grown products are indeed pesticide-free?
It should be noted that food sold in the U.S. has to first be approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture before
it can display the "organic" label, by regulation. That not only
ensures it's safe but that it was grown in the manner advertised.