10 Странных и удивительных продовольственных скандалов

Not every food scandal connected with the party jam with mold or недожаренного meat in hamburgers. Scandals may vary from funniest frightening to negligence. And sometimes these scandals very very strange…

10. Meat, glowing in the darkness
10 Странных и удивительных продовольственных скандалов
In 2005, the Australian people found in their refrigerators strange phenomenon: their pork tenderloin was stronger than the light bulbs in refrigerators. Meat literally glowed in the dark.

Residents naturally panicked, and assume that the party of meat radioactive waste. However, the authorities responded quickly and said that the mysterious glow of meat justified normal, harmless bacteria. Although they formally were right, this does not mean that the meat can be eaten without any problems.

The bacterium that caused this phenomenon is called, Pseudomonas fluorescens. Although the bacterium itself does not cause food poisoning, it is present in meat sufficient to glow amount only if the meat is stored at the wrong temperature conditions, and so there are likely to contain and other bacteria that may cause harm.

9. Mud peppers
10 Странных и удивительных продовольственных скандалов
China is home to a growing number of food scandals. When in the country more than a million hungry people are not especially respected labour codes, it is not surprising that food producers allow yourself to be creative.

One of the examples of such «creative» occurred in the Chinese province of Guangdong, where one of the markets, it was discovered that the white and black pepper isn’t what they should be. White pepper was made of flour, and the black was an ordinary mud.

When the seller was charged with his peppers were peppers (and in the case of black, he was inedible), he saw the problem. Because of his products no one has ever died.

8. Sweetened water, sold under the guise of Apple juice
10 Странных и удивительных продовольственных скандалов
Apple juice is not a luxury item. It is also the most difficult juice in cooking: you simply take the apples and make a juice out of them. However, in 1981, the Corporation beach-NAT (Beech-Nut Nutrition Corporation), engaged in the manufacture of baby food, started to sell Apple juice, which is 100% not correspond to its name. In search of additional benefits, they have created a recipe that 20% reduced costs compared with conventional Apple juice. This could be justified by the fact that in the resulting product is generally not contained apples. The drink was a normal colored water with sugar, with a mixture of syrup for flavor, but it was sold under the guise of 100% natural Apple juice.

The company delivered their unique vision of Apple juice in many countries for over 14 months, until not found sell. To their credit, they were enough ashamed to take responsibility for it and pay out millions of dollars in fines and compensation.

7. Fake eggs
10 Странных и удивительных продовольственных скандалов
Eggs it is a food that would seem impossible to forge. The process of obtaining them is so natural as possible. And yet, the Chinese food industry has managed to do the impossible. The resin mix, starch, coagulant and dyes imitate the white and yolk eggs, prisoners in a perfect mold of eggs. Then the egg dipped in a mixture of paraffin wax, plaster powder and calcium carbonate from which the shell is formed. These completely artificial eggs quickly produced (one person can make up to 1500 per day), look beautiful, inexpensive and are of no nutritional value.

However, this scandal may lead in the future much less scandalous consequences. Scientists from Silicon Valley) investigated this process and are developing at the moment artificial eggs, which will be cheaper and непортящимися than real. These «More than eggs» are also very tastes and are ideal for vegetarians and vegans.

6. Paprika with paint containing lead
10 Странных и удивительных продовольственных скандалов
When it comes to the Hungarian kitchen, first comes to mind most often paprika. This delicious variety of pepper is much more important for Hungary than bacon for America: this is the main taste all their cuisine and Hungarians are very kind to her, that made the act of greedy businessmen, испортивших pepper in 1994, is even worse.

Paprika is not the most expensive spice. And yet, some people decide to make a paprika more money by adding paint containing lead. Thanks to this, paprika weigh more, and color became brighter, respectively, and sold it more expensive. Unfortunately, it also meant that the unsuspecting people ate white lead, that never should not do.

When dozens of people were feeling bad, and some of them even died, the government conducted a study which proved that 5.8% of all paprika on the territory, where the incident took place, contained paint containing lead. Although the situation has since resolved, the government of Hungary recognizes that the reputation of paprika suffered from this and continues to closely monitor business producing spices.

5. Irradiated porridge
10 Странных и удивительных продовольственных скандалов
In the 1940s and 1950s, the United States of America made a strong emphasis on the use of nuclear energy. The country was determined to study all pros and cons of nuclear energy.

Massachusetts Institute of technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and the company «Quaker Oats» also decided to make their contribution. Their contribution began with the fact that they began to feed schoolchildren radioactive cereals for Breakfast.

Over long periods of time children from a school named for Walter Фернальда (Walter E Fernald State School) used Breakfast slightly radioactive Kashi – the aim of this was to explore what happens if children will be exposed to small doses of radiation. Majority of pupils of this school were mentally retarded, but they are also encouraged for what they ate this poison gifts in the form of tickets at ball games.

Since this scandalous case was discovered in 1993, the Institute openly discuss it and regretted that during the experiment, the procedures were not followed by the expression of consent to participate in it».

4. Rat or a lamb?
10 Странных и удивительных продовольственных скандалов
Lamb popular for several reasons. This delicious and nutritious meat. It may have Muslims (who are forbidden to eat pork), and sheep contain much easier than cows.

However, the manufacturers of meat from China have noticed that there is another animal that also for the non-use of the Muslims, fully corresponds to the same description of the rat. They began to sell the meat rats under the guise of a lamb. Moreover, they used not only for meat rats: foxes, Minks and other animals that are not subject to any research or control were rolled into gelatin, red pigment and nitrates, and then sold as a first-class lamb.

Soon people began to suspect that something is not right, and Chinese authorities have decided to get to the truth. Over time were found all the criminals involved in this dark matter.
The strange thing was that deceive really didn’t need to. Meat rats in some parts of the country and so is used as a starter, so the criminals could easily (and legally) to sell their product.

3. Toxic oil syndrome
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In 1981, in Spain there was a new, strange disease. It was a lung infection that behaves quite differently, as usually appear like disease. The disease was often localized in a certain point and somehow resist antibiotics. About six hundred people died before the Ministry of health finally found the cause of the disease – a rotten butter.

One of the vendors selling poisonous, industrial rapeseed oil (which is about as safe for people like automobile oil) street sellers, who in turn sold it to the population as a first class olive oil. Outbreak quickly completed the campaign on informing the population and promise to replace rapeseed oil is the olive.

However, some people are still skeptical about the true reasons for the incident. The first cases of this «disease» happened near a military base of the USA and many who are ill, argued that they did not use oil. Thanks to this around the «olive oils numerous conspiracy theories, that provide different explanations of the phenomenon.

2. Exploding water-melons
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If and to allocate one characteristic that we all want to see in our food, then perhaps it will not explode.» Of course, in China somehow appeared explosive food.

Perhaps the strangest food scandal happened in China in 2011, when watermelons in the province of Jiangsu (Jiangtsu) suddenly started to explode. Explosions differed from normal to full crack explosions, the respective power of grenades, accompanied wet shrapnel and comically flying pieces of crust. One of the farmers, described his watermelons as mines and could not sleep as explosions left him with a nervousness.

Farmers in this province have used chemical форхлорфенурон (forchlorfenuron) to increase yield. However, they did not consider that the watermelons are very sensitive to such увеличителям growth. As a result, growth Arbuzov was so fast that it actually caused the explosions.

Instead to get huge, expensive watermelons, farmers have lost all their crops. The largest TV channel of China decided to «sprinkle salt on the wound» and widely addressed this case, after which the above farmers laughed the whole country.

1. Radioactive beef
10 Странных и удивительных продовольственных скандалов
Japan is well known for their delicious meat products. Their Japanese cow (Wagyu) are the source of one of the most delicate and juicy meats in the world: in particular, marble meat (Kobi) is considered by many as the best beef in the world.

The country has also recently, in 2011, was in the news of the world because of the Fukushima 1. Fukushima was caused by the tsunami that flooded Japan, and was in sequence many of equipment failures and мелтдаунов. As a result of the accident in the environment got a disturbing amount of radioactive materials.

Some of these materials came in Japanese beef.

The government knew about this problem, but was so busy dealing with the consequences of the tsunami that at least 500 cows exposed to radioactive materials were Packed and sold before the officials managed to impose this ban. Cattle was given the hay was harvested in close proximity with Фукусимой. Government standard for the content of radiocaesium in the stern of the cattle is 300 becquerels per kilogram, and the portion of feed contains incredible 97000 Becquerel.

The radioactivity of the meat comes close to this level, therefore, officials argue that the immediate danger to the health of the people does not exist. However, some argue that the long-term consequences contained radioactive cesium not been studied. As a result, most likely, nobody will voluntarily eating beef from Fukushima, and those who have already used it in the food, the next few decades will be a huge remain wary of the fact that somewhere in the side закололо.

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