Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Focus on more than cost in buying from abroad

This article from the NYTimes talks about Chinese animal-food manufacturers have long used melamime as a filler. It passes as protein in tests, but has no nutritional value, may harm animals, but costs only 1/5 as much as real protein. With the recent massive pet food recall resulting from the death of pets, people are now paying attention to the issue. But the practice has been wide spread for years. It's another example that cost is not the only factor in deciding where to buy something.

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