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When are we going to STOP buying from them?

BEIJING – China has found another 170 tons of tainted milk powder in an emergency crackdown that has made it increasingly clear many products discovered in the country's 2008 milk scandal were repackaged for sale instead of destroyed.

The growing number of cases in recent weeks challenges the government's earlier promise to overhaul its approach to food safety after hundreds of thousands of children in that scandal were sickened by milk products tainted with an industrial chemical. At least six children died.

Tainted milk products have recently emerged in China's largest city, Shanghai, and in the provinces of Shaanxi, Shandong, Liaoning, Guizhou, Jilin and Hebei.

China's 10-day emergency crackdown on the products is set to end Wednesday, and it was not clear whether it would be extended.

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Asked by sweet-a-kins at 2:35 PM on Feb. 8, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • When are we going to stop buying from them? When Americans stop being so damn greedy.


    Answer by legalmommy101 at 2:39 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • People need to wake up and become educated and wise consumers.

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 3:30 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • When our government is held accountable for what it does. When all the shit gets put out off office, and we have people worthy of being government officials in office. And yeah, when Americans stop being so damn greedy. There is a price for everything, and if it's not money, it's something else.

    Answer by Raine2001 at 3:33 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • We'll stop buying from them when they SAY we can stop buying from them !
    The only way the gov't will stop the importing is if China wishes to re-arrange our export/import agreements with them.

    They OWN us !! Our gov't will do as it is told because it needs to keep the incredible house of cards of borrowing from collapsing. WE CITIZENS want it to stop. But those in power in the gov't and Treasury and Federal Reserve want this staggeringly profitable (for them!) carousel to keep on turning - at least until they are done with it.

    Answer by waldorfmom at 3:34 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • How can we stop buying from them when they own us?


    Answer by Natesmom507 at 3:38 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • Natesmom said it, we are stuck and they know it! They also don't care if they poison us...

    Answer by agentwanda at 3:55 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • If people quit buying things made in China then the problem will be solved. In my opinion this country needs to concentrate more on saving up for a quality item rather than getting something cheap and disposable. Easier said than done, I know, but when this country is ready to admit that you may need to save your money for a few months...or even a year or more, to get something like a new TV, we would be a lot better off.

    Very sad about the poisoned mild powder, sickening, actually.

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 4:15 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • I feel so bad for all the families affected by this mess. It's disgusting. l don't know what is wrong with whoever is behind this crap.

    Answer by Allergic2Stupid at 4:17 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • If you want our government to stop importing China's goods get ready for a war. We import China's good as a deal for them bailing us out. We go back on this they will and more than happily start some you know what. They know they control us through our economy, not war. Our government will never ban Chinese imports ever.

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 4:26 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • I'm not sure how accurate this is, but it makes sense...look at the bar codes. I got this info from my DH:

    If the first 3 digits of the barcode are 690, 691 or 692, the product is MADE IN CHINA .

    471 is Made in Taiwan .

    This is our right to know, but the government and related departments never educate the public,
    therefore we have to RESCUE ourselves.

    Nowadays, Chinese businessmen know that consumers do not prefer products "MADE IN CHINA ",
    so they don't show from which country it is made.

    However, you may now refer to the barcode, remember if the first 3 digits are:

    690-692 ... then it is MADE IN CHINA .
    00 - 09 ... USA & CANADA
    30 - 37 .... FRANCE
    40 - 44 ... GERMANY
    47 ... Taiwan
    49 .... JAPAN
    50 ... UK

    Answer by michiganmom116 at 5:10 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

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