Guinea Pigs of U.S.
According to Donald Barlett and James
Steele, the author of How Health Care in America Became
Big Business (published by Doubleday in 2004),
prescription drugs (pharmaceutical remedies in Western
Medicine based on artificial chemical substance invented
in laboratory) kill some 200,000 Americans every year,
many are the victims of botched clinic trials of new drugs (vanityfair.com).
At the moment, there are about 2,900
new drugs undergoing clinical testing for treat Americans'
various illness, but 80 percent of the trails are conducted
on people other than Americans, those who are poor and
live in a country that either historically lacked or recently
dropped much of the regulations designed to protect the
vulnerable members of the community, claimed the authors.
You may like to know in which countries
the U.S. pharmaceutical companies found their guinea pigs.
Well, the third most popular destination is India which
carries out 1,457 trials, the second is Russia with 1,513
trials, and the most popular state is … ya, you bet, ….
China! There are hundreds of thousands of economically-challenged
Chinese currently putting their health and lives on the
line for earning a bit cash by testing the new drugs for
Americans. To be fair, this is not a recent phenomenon,
but it is in recent years that sick Chinese have overtaken
Indians and Russians to be the major guinea pigs of US
Shenyang, an industrial city in China's
northeast corner with a population of 7.2 million, is a
name rather unfamiliar to most people abroad as it is not
a popular tourist destination, but it is pretty well known
in U.S. pharmaceutical community since this is a place
that produced more guinea pigs for Americans than any other
cities in China, and probably in the world.
Now you probably also realise why some
people in certain sectors of Chinese community would be
so hysterical in their crusade against traditional Chinese
Guinea Pigs of U.S.
But the world heard desperate screaming
from the United States crying out that Americans are the
world's guinea pigs.
"Since the Europeans and Japanese are refusing to eat
gene-modified (GM) foods, these crops are now being dumped
almost exclusively on the American market. We can't avoid
them. They are unlabelled. They are in everything from potato
chips to salad dressing. If GM foods cause problems, we will
be the first to find out -- unless we decide to stop being
the crying baby wailed. "Europeans, having recently
heard from their governments that mad cow disease is no health
threat whatsoever, are not in a trustful mood. They insist
that GM foods at least be labeled so consumers have the
option of avoiding them. Suppliers -- such as our own Archer
Daniels Midland, 'supermarket to the world' -- said it would
be impossible to separate out GM soybean or corn. So Europeans
stopped buy soybeans and corn, especially if imported from
the United States."(The World's
Guinea Pigs for Bioengineered Foods by Donella H. Meadows,
an adjunct professor of environmental studies at Dartmouth
College and director of the Sustainability Institute, a think/do
tank that promotes sustainable systems.)"
However, the above whinging is not
First of all, these potentially poisonous
GM soybeans are created in US laboratory by US bioscientists
working at US boicompanies for making profits that contributes
to US prosperity, of course Americans ought to consume
these products whether like them or not. That's the necessary
health costs for financial rewards. If you guys don't believe
it is worthwhile, then you should seek to vote the US politicians
who support the GM food out of office - mind you, a general
election is already knocking on your door. Americans love
to tell the world your political system is the archetype
for all human society and your two-party one-vote structure
can fix all problems in the human realm, what's more,
right now your elected government is using aircraft carriers
and missiles to force everybody on the planet to go vote.
So go vote out your government, vote out your politicians
and vote out GM food. As a voter, you are so powerful,
so stop acting like a crying baby.
And secondly, the claim is not factual.
Whether it is for making a dear deal with a powerful America,
or for fearing some dirty personal secrets to be exposed
by a devious America, some Chinese governmental and academic
entities have already made a large number of poor Chinese
people into guinea pigs of U.S. drug companies that could
kill if things go wrong. Would they reject to turn more
Chinese people into the guinea pigs of GMO multinationals
which will harm the nation in a very gentle manner and
an ultra slow pace? Of course they wouldn't, and they didn't.
As for those GM soybeans rejected by Europeans and Japanese,
do you know where is their final destination?
Here is a news from Thursday's Chinadaily.com.cn:
"The country (China) imported
a record 54.8 million tons of soybeans in 2010, compared
with 15.2 million tons of domestic productions. ... China's
soybean imports (in 2011) are expected to rise by 5 percent
more than last year."
Alan Kemper, president of the American
Soybean Association, confirms that
"China is THE most important market for US soybeans".
   
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