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Plastic Found In Mussels From Arctic to China, Enters Human Food

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Tiny bits of plastic are contaminating mussels from the European Arctic to China in a sign of the global spread of ocean pollution that can end up on people’s dinner plates. Mussels in apparently pristine Arctic waters had most plastic of any tested along the Norwegian coast, according to a study this month by the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA). Plastics may be getting swept north... 

Mars recalling candy bars in 55 countries for containing plastic

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US food major Mars is recalling products in 55 countries after plastic found in one of its candy bars in Germany. Reports said on Tuesday that US chocolate company Mars Inc. is recalling millions of candy bars and other items in 55 countries after plastic was found in one of its products. The discovery has been reportedly made in Germany where a customer is believed to have found a piece of red plastic... 

Scientists investigating the impact of plastic

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Scientists investigating the impact of plastic ‘hidden’ in the seas – Biologists discuss the effect of the entry of toxic substances into the food chain of fish and birds… A research team made a documentary last year about marine life. The team found plastic trash that had traveled thousands of miles across the ocean to come to a stop on the other side of the planet, on a remote... 

China Makes Fake Rice from Plastic? Vietnam Reacts

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A number of Chinese companies have been involved over the years in various scandals involving fake or tainted goods. Perhaps the most dangerous of all involve food, including the now famous 2008 milk scandal in which Chinese-made milk was found to contain the toxin melamine. The end result was 290,000 victims who fell ill and 11 suspected cases of death. Now there are reports from Singapore media... 
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