The substance is pinpointed as the cause for kidney stone cases in babies in
It said: Aside from common commercial uses, melamine became a topic of much discussion in early 2007, when veterinary scientists determined it to be the cause of hundreds of pet deaths, because of pet food contamination. Prior to these reports, melamine had been regarded as non-toxic or minimally toxic. However, because of the unexplained presence of melamine in wheat gluten added to mass-produced dog and cat foods, it is the most likely cause. Pet owners report symptoms that are commonly associated with renal failure, which could be explained by the ammonia that may result from the digestion of the melamine.
My editorial cartoon says “Kung Et Pachai” obviously based on the Chinese greeting “Kung Hei Fat Choi!” In our language, “kung means “if”, et is deformed word “eat” while “pachai” is derived from the word “patay” (dead).
Indeed, China products are hitting to birds in one stone. Contaminated products are killing our consumers. Being cheap, they are also killing our local manufacturers. Wow.