Bird poaching – for meat or for the pet trade – has become a silent epidemic across China, resulting in the deaths of tens of thousands of migratory birds each year. Gu Xuan, a young conservationist, is determined to break this cycle of death and destruction, and set the birds free
Cockroach farming is big business in China, since pharmaceutical companies use roaches to make products for use in traditional Chinese medicines. Seth Doane goes inside one farm whose owner says he makes $160,000 a year from the bugs.
Speaking of melamine, China is the world’s largest producer of farm-raised seafood and exports billions of dollars worth every year. But now, according to a Los Angeles Times report, some scientists are warning that Chinese farmed fish may contain the toxic chemical melamine. For more news and videos visit ☛ ntdtv.org Follow us on Twitter ☛ http Add us on Facebook ☛ on.fb.me The fish feed industry in China is not regulated, and for years some manufacturers have been adding melamine to the feed to make it look like it has more protein. And new research indicates fish that eat food contaminated with melamine may retain the toxin in their flesh. They don’t excrete all of it like cows and pigs do. So people who eat the fish could be consuming the melamine that was originally in the fish’s food. The US Food and Drug Administration does not require imported seafood to be tested for melamine, but many concerned fish importers are doing their own testing.
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