Thursday, July 19, 2007

"Cardboard" Dumpling Story Bogus

As was noted by a commentor in a previous post:

Beijing cardboard-stuffed buns a hoax
BEIJING - A freelance reporter for a Beijing television station has been detained for faking a hidden camera report about street vendors who used chemical-soaked cardboard to fill meat buns, local media said.

The report came amid a spate of real food scares involving toxic fish, tainted pork and egg yolks colored with a cancer-causing dye that have harmed China's reputation as an exporter and alarmed people at home.

Well, that's one less thing to worry about. I just hope the reporter doesn't meet the same fate as this guy:


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