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China: Food Safety Violators to Face Death Penalty

There have been many food scandals in China over the past few years. Recently, China’s Supreme People’s Court has come out with harsher penalties for food safety violators and their accomplices. From CNN: In a directive released by the state-run Xinhua news agency over the weekend, the Supreme People’s Court said in cases where people die from food safety violations,

May 30, 2011 2:12 PM

China Shuts Battery Factories Due to Lead Poisoning

Hundreds of Chinese factories producing rechargeable lead batteries have been closed for fear of lead poisoning. From BBC News: About 74 people have been detained this year after reports that more than 100 people were affected by lead and cadmium poisoning. Reports from China suggests hundreds of factories have been closed as a result of efforts to tackle poisoning. The rechargeable

May 30, 2011 1:57 PM

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