Air pollution like the smog that recently blanketed Beijing may be hard to avoid, but it is also hard to miss. Apart from the evidence of eyes and lungs, a growing amount of information is available from news media, smartphone...
by samuel wade | Dec 3, 2011
A ten-year-old boy in north-eastern China died on Tuesday of apparent pesticide poisoning from a tainted bottle of strawberry yoghurt drink, bringing renewed attention to the country’s persistent problems with dairy...
by Melissa M. Chan | Nov 20, 2011
An explosion at a chemical plant in Xintai, Shandong province has killed fourteen workers. An investigation into the cause is underway. BBC reports: It happened at a melamine production unit in Xintai in Shandong province where...
by Sophie Beach | Jul 14, 2010
Yet more melamine-tainted milk found in China, AFP reports: Authorities in China say they found 25,000 tonnes of milk powder tainted with melamine, the same toxic chemical responsible for the deaths of six babies two years ago,...
by Sophie Beach | Jul 10, 2010
The New York Times reports: Two years after a national health scare over melamine-tainted milk products rocked China’s dairy industry, inspectors in western China’s Qinghai Province have seized 76 tons of dairy ingredients laced...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 23, 2010
In the Guardian, Human Rights Watch researcher Phelim Kine critiques a new book by the Chinese government, the World Health Organization and the International Olympic Committee for whitewashing the censorship of reports about...
by cschultz | Feb 13, 2010
The Chinese Health Ministry has reported that recent tainted milk products have been recalled: Earlier this week China declared a new food-safety campaign after melamine-tainted milk products from an earlier scandal showed up...
by Sophie Beach | Feb 8, 2010
Investigators are searching for 100 tons of milk that’s been tainted with melamine and remains on grocery shelves. From BBC: Two dairies were shut down at the weekend after they were found to be selling products using the...
by Sophie Beach | Feb 3, 2010
As we hear about more melamine contamination in dairy products, an activist who advocated on behalf of victims of the 2008 milk contamination scandal has been indicted. From The Telegraph: Mr Zhao, who used to work for...
by Sophie Beach | Feb 2, 2010
China is launching a ten-day emergency inspection campaign of dairy products after goods that had been recalled in the 2008 melamine scare were found back on the shelves. The New York Times reports: The government ordered all...
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