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China: Top Candy Brand Has To Go As Poisoned Milk Scandal Widens

September 26, 2008

by Marianne Barriaux

BEIJING (AFP) – China‘s toxic milk scandal escalated Friday as one of the nation’s famous candy brands was pulled off shelves and four more people outside the mainland were thought to have fallen ill.

The industrial chemical melamine has also been found in Heinz baby cereal and in potato crackers in the southern Chinese territory of Hong Kong and officials ordered a recall of the products.

In China, the maker of White Rabbit candy, given to US president Richard Nixon on a landmark 1972 trip, said it was halting domestic sales after its products were found to contain melamine, normally used to make plastic.

A hospital in Taiwan said three young children who frequently visited China had developed kidney stones after drinking tainted Chinese milk formula.

The mother of one of the children had also developed kidney stones, the National Yang-Ming University Hospital said.

The only other five cases of children falling ill from drinking tainted milk outside the mainland have so far been reported in Hong Kong, where authorities said they had ordered a recall of two more tainted products.

Hong Kong’s Centre for Food Safety said it had ordered retailers to pull Heinz DHA+AA Vegetable Formula Cereal and Silang House of Steamed Potato Wasabi Cracker from their shelves.

It threatened the producers of tainted food with prosecution if there was “sufficient evidence.”

The news is the latest twist in an embarrassing scandal that has left 53,000 children in China sick, killing four, after they drank contaminated milk.

The number of countries banning or restricting imports of Chinese milk products….

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Pro-life groups slam Obama

April 2, 2008

By S. A. Miller
The Washington Times
April 2, 2008

Pro-life activists say Sen. Barack Obama’s abysmal record on abortion issues is reflected by his remark that he would not want his daughters to be “punished with a baby” if they were to make a “mistake” as teenagers.
“He would want his own grandchild aborted. It shows a real callous disregard for human life,” said David Osteen, executive director of National Right to Life. “This is a window into his soul.”
The criticism follows continued scrutiny of Mr. Obama’s longtime relationship with a pastor known for racially incendiary sermons, as national polls show him in a neck-and-neck race with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton for the Democratic nomination.
Obama campaign spokesman Tommy Vietor said the candidate’s comment should not be interpreted as condoning abortions.
“What Senator Obama said and what he believes is clear: Children are ‘miracles,’ but we have a problem when so many children are having children,” he said.
“Parents have a responsibility to teach their children about values and morals to help make sure they are not treating sex casually. And while he understands the passions on both sides of this difficult issue, Senator Obama believes we can all agree that we should be taking steps to reduce the number of teen pregnancies and abortions in this country.”

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