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Friday, July 21, 2006

Dangerous foods .....

When i first came to hong kong, i really don't give much thought to whether the food item i buy to eat is "safe" for consumption ..... kinda of take things for granted...... i mean back home, i also don't think so much, why think so much now??? hahahaha.

but, there was a period when for consecutive weeks it was juz horrible news about "dangerous food stuffs" -- like fake eggs, fake soya sauce, fake milk, pickled vegetables manufactured in horrible conditions and stuff ..... and as a result, i became rather conscious. and also developed the habit of choosing organic stuff if i can find them and the price is not too steep.

sometimes i think whether i am too paranoid?? afterall, millions others eat the ordinary stuff rite? but sometimes i think, if i can minimize these harmful materials into my body why not ... .. yea ...

and of course, there's also the news of vegetables overloaded with pesticides and chemicals and so i developed the habit of soaking my vegetables for at least an hour or 2 before cooking them! hahahaha .... not juz vegetables, grapes and blueberries too .... cos there's that "whitish wax" coating it rite?? not good for health .....

then, when news subside.........i forget ...... and happily go about my daily living ....

unfortunately, i am reminded once again to be more vigilant as a couple of days ago, there's news of watermelons "injected" with red coloring and other stuff to make it juicy and red..... these watermelons are sold in China .... yikes ....... i think i am not going to eat watermelon in restaurants for now ...... hahahahaha.......

and why did i start writing about dangerous foods??? all becos of the watermelon report .. reminded me that i should be more "mindful" and "alert" ...... nowadays, when i see "foodstuffs" sold along the street here in hong kong, i don't buy, cos i really don't know where they get their stuff from??? there's a lady near my place who occassionally sells [australian frozen abalone] @ a very cheap price -- i have no idea where she gets her [abalone], or who buys from her ..... but everytime i see the frozen packs of abalones stuffed in the carton box and not stored @ the right temperature in this sweltering heat .... cos she obviously is an illegal hawker........ i cringe ... ...... the [abalone] looks bad .....

that's all for now .......

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