Wednesday, September 17, 2008
THE CHINESE SANLU/BAIDU MILK SCANDAL IS DESPICABLE AND DISGUSTING TO SAY THE LEAST...
The Chinese Sanlu/ Baidu milk scandal is despicable and disgusting to say the least - 3 dead babies, 150 with kidney failure and another 6,244 taken ill. Those responsible will ultimately pay with their lives in China!
It is extremely embarrassing for us in New Zealand to learn that our dairy food company Fonterra, the sixth largest in the world, has a 43% joint venture with Sanlu and kept things quiet for 45 days, before the New Zealand government spilt the beans on them and made the scandal public here.
It wasn't a good start to our free trade relationship with China, even if it wasn't Fontera's fault and it didn't involve NZ milk.
It is guilt by association, as they say. The arrests of senior company members and others involved has commenced.
There is an old saying: If you want to sup with the devil make sure you have a long spoon!
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