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Hong Kong’s Ming Pao newspaper gives a story based on Middle Shandong Morning Post’s report that a new toxic food, toxic cabbage, has emerged in Shandong, China.

Recently, people in Shandong find that cabbages on the market have a pungent smell and guess that they have been sprayed with formaldehyde to keep them fresh. Upon enquiry, local cabbage farmers frankly admit that due to hot weather, cabbages spoil in a couple of days; therefore, it is necessary to keep cabbages fresh by some chemical. The chemical solution able to keep cabbage fresh is made of formaldehyde by local cabbage wholesalers on their own and the use of such chemical has already become a “default rule” in the trade. It will not be discovered if cabbages are put on sale after removal of their outer leaves.

The reporter made random purchase of three batches of cabbage on the markets…

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