Sunday, September 21, 2008

China takes heat for "Total Recall" tainted milk solution.

The Chinese government has come under fire for its solution to a scandal surrounding tainted baby milk sold in the country. Traces of an industrial chemical called melamine were recently found in baby milk powder and have led to the deaths of several babies across the country. Last week, the government responded in an unusual way - by sending a copy of the Arnold Schwarzenegger film "Total Recall" to every family in the country.

But the scheme appears to have backfired. Not only are the films pirated copies, which appear to have been filmed inside a movie theater; not only do many of the DVDs not work, but the government has also admitted that the DVDs themselves are contaminated with lead and lethal dioxins and has asked people to wear gloves while handling them. Responding to the scandal, a Chinese official noted "Beijing 2008! Great success!"

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