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China food scandal: Rat meat sold as lamb meat

Friday, May 03, 2013
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
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Tags: rat meat, China, lamb

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(NaturalNews) When it comes to lying, cheating, deceiving and scamming people about their food, no country is more accomplished than China, home of the melamine infant formula scandal and foods contaminated with high levels of heavy metals.

Now a new scandal adds one more milestone to the list: Chinese authorities say they broke up a 900-person criminal ring that harvested meat from rats and other animals to be modified and sold as lamb meat. This "rat meat" appeared in markets in Jiangsu province and Shanghai.

Unwitting consumers routinely purchased the meat, not knowing they were eating "rat steaks" at home.

Beyond the obvious gross factor of the discovery, the rat meat used in the scam was obviously never safety tested or inspected. It may have been, like many other foods in China, heavily contaminated with heavy metals and toxic chemicals. Rats, after all, don't live the cleanest lifestyles.

"Despite years of food scandals -- from milk contaminated with an industrial chemical to the use of industrial dyes in eggs -- China has been unable to clean up its food supply chain," reports USA Today.

Here's why China has an epidemic of food fraud

To date, Natural News is the only publication to tell the full story on why this is happening. Perhaps that's because I speak a fair amount of Chinese and previously lived in Asia. I know the Chinese and Taiwanese cultures better than most.

And the simple truth behind all this is that China is a nation of spiritually void athiests who have no morals or ethics. Religion is outlawed in China, and as a result there is absolutely no moral compass taught to the Chinese people. I'm not saying organized religion is the answer to all of society's ills, but at least at a basic level, religion teaches a moral compass that simply doesn't exist in Chinese culture.

Because of this lack of a moral compass, it is routine in China to find a street vendor of so-called "stinky tofu" (an actual food item served on the street) using sewer water as their water source. It's routine to find foods from china colored with toxic ink to make them appear more valuable. (For example, sesame seeds are often doused with black ink to sell them as black sesame, which is more costly than white sesame). It is routine for chicken egg producers in China to feed their chickens toxic petrochemical food coloring chemicals in order to alter the color of the eggs.

In China, the idea of killing thousands of babies in order to make extra money on infant formula isn't even abhorrent. It's normal. The idea of cheating your customer with fake meat is commonplace. Cheating, dishonest and deceit are the norm -- not the exception -- in China.

Communist police state

Remember, China is a communist military dictatorship -- essentially a police state. They do not have a Bill of Rights. They do not allow freedom of religion or even spiritual practice of any kind. They quite literally arrest, torture and execute people who practice meditation (Falun-Gong) and yoga.

China is a country of tremendous government evil, and that's exactly where Obama is trying to push America -- into a state of moral relativism where those who believe in moral values are attacked, demonized and eventually even arrested. This is why the Pentagon recently announced it will court martial soldiers who profess their Christian faith.

In fact, a top athiest consultant to the Pentagon unleashed an astonishingly evil rant against those of Christian faith that mirrored exactly the kind of condemnation you'd normally hear in China. He said:

"We face incredibly well-funded gangs of fundamentalist Christian monsters who terrorize their fellow Americans by forcing their weaponized and twisted version of Christianity upon their helpless subordinates in our nation's armed forces."

A culture of death and deception destroys every corner of society

I realize that to some readers it may seem like a stretch to go from rat meat in food to a discussion of religious freedom in a police state dictatorship like China, but in truth they are strongly related.

This is about a culture of death and deception. China, after all, is a one-child policy country where millions of baby girls are murdered each year. China is a nation where organs are routinely harvested from political prisoners and where people are routinely tortured and executed for speaking out against their government. If all this information is new to you, that's because the U.S. press never reports any of these truths about China.

In fact, all the movies produced in Hollywood today are reviewed and approved by Chinese officials before being allowed to be released into U.S. theaters. This includes the new Iron Man movie and World War Z. China now determines what you see in the movie theater, and you're never allowed to see anything critical of China.

It is no coincidence that this level of deception, destruction and death would creep into the food supply. After all, people who would murder their own baby girls in order to have a son under a one-child policy would think nothing of selling rat meat as lamb meat.

Where there is no moral compass, there are no limits to the indignity and injustice of human behavior.

Where there is a culture of death, deceit, destruction and demonization of morality, you will always find dishonesty in every sector of society: food, finance, government, business, technology, education and everything else.

So don't be surprised to find China selling rat meat, or rat burgers, or even McRatguts with special dipping sauces made from human feces. In a culture devoid of all liberties, morals, religious freedoms and human dignity, the food supply will inevitably reflect the death and deception that characterizes the culture.

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About the author: Mike Adams (aka the "Health Ranger") is the founding editor of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news website, now reaching 7 million unique readers a month.

With a background in science and software technology, Adams is the original founder of the email newsletter technology company known as Arial Software. Using his technical experience combined with his love for natural health, Adams developed and deployed the content management system currently driving NaturalNews.com. He also engineered the high-level statistical algorithms that power SCIENCE.naturalnews.com, a massive research resource now featuring over 10 million scientific studies.

In addition to being the co-star of the popular GAIAM TV series called Secrets to Health, Adams is also the (non-paid) executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (CWC), an organization that redirects 100% of its donations receipts to grant programs that teach children and women how to grow their own food or vastly improve their nutrition. Click here to see some of the CWC success stories.

In 2013, Adams created the Natural News Forensic Food Laboratory, a research lab that analyzes common foods and supplements, reporting the results to the public. He is well known for his incredibly popular consumer activism video blowing the lid on fake blueberries used throughout the food supply. He has also exposed "strange fibers" found in Chicken McNuggets, fake academic credentials of so-called health "gurus," dangerous "detox" products imported as battery acid and sold for oral consumption, fake acai berry scams, the California raw milk raids, the vaccine research fraud revealed by industry whistleblowers and many other topics.

Adams has also helped defend the rights of home gardeners and protect the medical freedom rights of parents. Adams is widely recognized to have made a remarkable global impact on issues like GMOs, vaccines, nutrition therapies, human consciousness.

In addition to his activism, Adams is an accomplished musician who has released ten popular songs covering a variety of activism topics.

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