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On March 30, 2011 By Shanti Christensen (湘緹)
By Paul Hickey
Another animal has been diagnosed with another disease that could potentially infect humans. More than 4.4 million ducks have been found to be infected with a new virus named BYD Virus. It causes reduced mobility, a reduction in the number of eggs produced, a loss of appetite and in many cases, death.
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On March 29, 2011 By Juling He (何菊玲)
On television advertisements and news websites in China, McDonalds has recently promised to many consumers addicted to McDonalds food: Just as a mother cares for the growth of her baby, McDonalds cares for every chicken; making sure they grow up naturally and happily.
McDonalds also states it knows very [...]Continue Reading →
China’s pig scandal has been exposed. Are there other countries using shòu ròu jīng (瘦肉精, lean meat powder), too? The answer is yes.
As is known to us, shòu ròu jīng does not refer to a specific substance, but to a type of medicine which increases lean meat growth and [...]Continue Reading →
Reported on March 15, World Consumer Rights Day from CCTV
Currently, health is one of the most important topics in our daily life. People are inclined to buy lean pork instead of fat. A reporter (whose identity CCTV keeps confidential) accidentally found a type of pork meat with more lean than [...]Continue Reading →
In Dongyang, Zhejiang province, every year during the month of March, local people boil organic chicken eggs with ‘little-boy urine’ (童子尿, Tóngzǐ niào) of boys. These special eggs are called Tóngzǐdàn (little-boy egg) and have been deemed a cultural heritage by the City of Dongyang. In local primary [...]Continue Reading →
On March 16th, a number of newspapers in China received calls from readers, reporting many customers rushing to the supermarkets to snatch up salt in Guangdong. While some supermarkets took advantage of the opportunity to raise price to 10RMB/package (previous price 1.5RMB) to make more money, many people are willing to buy salt in bulk [...]Continue Reading →
The fact that state media were used to tell China not to worry about the safety of the future salt supply seems to have had the opposite effect, and led to mass panic buying of salt in several cities, which spread as rumors went unabated. The spectacle, particularly the silliness of it, [...]Continue Reading →
Suizhou, Hubei, CHINA — This past weekend I attended Adeline‘s wedding in her village, 2 hours out of Wuhan, Hubei Province. The ground was frosty, the air chilly, but the smiles of her community warmed the weekend-long celebration. The morning of her wedding, we sat in her family’s [...]Continue Reading →
Apparently next in the ranks is FFC; Flava Flav’s Chicken. Here’s a person who continues to reinvent himself around his passions.
Here are some of my favorite quotes from CNN’s blog post Flavor Flav opens fried chicken restaurant in Iowa:
“My chicken ain’t no joke. I ain’t scared to go up against the [...]Continue Reading →
Beijing, China — Featured in Global Times, Metro Beijing’s Community section, Lin Kan Hsuang, covered the ShowShanti project’s spirit and activity.
Noticing that Shanti Christensen’s title is “food explorer” on her business card, I can’t help but guess what is her favorite cuisine. She [...]Continue Reading →
I woke up this morning to a Google Alert ”Tea Show: Shanti Teas” and was pleasantly surprised to learn about this new brand of bio-dynamic and organic tea. Their line includes ayurvedic blends, ice teas, and designer blends. Now I’d like to know where to find it here in Beijing.
Check it out!Continue Reading →