Melamine In Big Demand In China As A Food Additive – Niu Shuping and Lucy Hornby

From Reuters, via Boston Globe:

Melamine is so popular as a protein lookalike feed additive that at least one Chinese manufacturer is believed to have torn down buildings to get to leftover scraps, officials said on Monday.

Melamine, used in making plastic and fertilizers, was blamed for killing pets in the United States and South America last month after it was found in wheat gluten and protein exported from for use in pet . [Full Text]

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