Three Executives Jailed after Food Safety Scandal
No, it didn’t happen here in America. (Are you kidding?!?!?)
In Shanghai, three executives of the Shenglu Food Company were sentenced to five to nine years in prison for adding yellow dye to their packaged steamed buns. They also lied about the expiration dates on the packages.
The government of Shanghai offers financial awards to people who report food safety violations.
Now I’m not saying we should be more like China, but then again…
Just imagine if our own public safety laws were enforced with one tenth that much zeal. We’d have to build hundreds of new prisons just to hold all of the sleazy corporate thugs who knowingly jeopardize public health and safety.
But there’s also some good news for American corporations. Boardrooms across the country must have succumbed into a mass orgasm when they saw this news item about freedom and liberty in Karachi, Pakistan.
This article is about several cities in South Asia having the worst air quality in the world. But the most striking part was this comment from a resident of Karachi. He said attempts to improve air quality are being undermined by large polluters who are:
“…playing havoc with the lives of Karachi populace. Industries and factories are emitting thick clouds of smoke, and no government agency is out there to check them or correct them.”
No, you didn’t just feel an earthquake. That shaking is from the above-mentioned corporate mass orgasm.