Heavy Metals and Trial Lawyers

The Chinese government recently announced that nearly one-fifth of food and consumer products distributed domestically are unsafe. Meanwhile, the foreign media continues to focus on the safety of Chinese exports. The Foreign Policy blog presents a chart of statistics on China’s agricultural exports to the U.S., and crop pollution within China. The same blog links to a Business Week story reporting that some consumers are responding in a very American style – by suing, making trial lawyers the only people to be happy about the continuous stream of bad news.


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