Worshiping “Brother Strong Stomach"
In China a song named “Strong Stomach"
becomes an Internet hit. It depicts a true image
of Mainland Chinese eating tainted foods daily.
Hormones were found now in vegetables,
in many cities across Mainland China,
making the situation even worse.
Shocking amounts of poisonous food and vegetables
are continuously being exposed by Chinese media.
Too many varieties to count. Chinese people joke:
“If not eating, we will starve to death.
If eating, we will be poisoned to death."
However, “Brother Strong Stomach" never gets
pessimistic, because no poison bothers him.
He arranged 3 meals for himself and mates.
“What’s for breakfast?Sanlu milkpowder tastes good;
add some duck eggs, Sudan red is nutritious.
Super loving the big steamed buns,
bleaching powder works just fine."
Media reports from Jiangsu and Henan said,
that many cities found contraceptive powder
in cucumbers. The flower at the cucumber’s end
use to be considered as a sign of freshness.
Now farmers apply hormones and contraceptives
on it to make it grow bigger and stronger.
Experts said, in a long term this may affect humans’
reproductive system, causing cancer,
and leading to premature puberty in children.
The reported cucumber has a yellow flower at its top,
and thorn-like small lumps, looking longer & bigger.
This could be due to the contraceptive applied to it.
Normally, fruits mature after the flowers fall off.
The “contraceptive cucumber" scandal caused
serious concerns among consumers. As a response,
marketers are now busy removing the flowers
from cucumbers. Experts said that cucumbers
with thorn-like lumps may still contain the hormone.
Consumers are advised not to buy such cucumbers.
“What’s for lunch? Toxic rice tastes so good,
with Chinese cabbage dichlorvos spray is nothing.
Can’t get enough of sulfoxylate.
Love the Clenbuterol colored pork.
Now, even eels come with contraceptives."
Residents in Zhuhai started to plant their vegetables.
Mrs. Liu talked to the reporter while digging the soil.
She said she dares not buy vegetables from markets.
Too many hormones, pesticides, fertilizers
and preservatives. It may harm one’s health.
“What’s for dinner? Hotpot with hogwash oil.
Fighting on dinner tables, Brother Strong Stomach
cheers for you. After leaving the trash food,
I felt so lonely. It’s a struggle for the stomach.
I tell the story in tears. It’s a sin that keeps repeating.
I sing a song of helplessness.
My beloved table is stained with the color of blood."
In recent years, China is seeing an increase
in the number of malignant lymphoma patients.
They increase by 25,000 cases each year.
Experts said that it was related to the food additives.
Study shows that in China on average a person eats
more than 90 kinds of additives daily.
Food safety is a basic human right, and a basis
for government’s legitimacy. If a government
cannot guarantee that, how could it get
the trust of its people and continue its ruling?
“Who’s sin is this? Catch them from the dawn.
Under the cloudy sky,
I worship Brother Strong Stomach."
NTD reporters Tang Rui and Liu Hui.