Extreme Measures

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http://theslowcook.blogspot.com/2007_05_01_archive.htmlChina Executes Former Food Chief
July 10, 2007

(Beijing, AP) — China executed the former head of its State Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.

Zheng Xiaoyu was sentenced to death in May for taking bribes to approve an antibiotic blamed for at least 10 deaths and other substandard medicines.

The sentence was unusually heavy even for China, believed to carry out more court-ordered executions than all other nations combined. It was an indication of the leadership’s determination to confront the country’s dire product safety record. Read the whole story here.

Image from The Slow Cook, which also has an interesting article on this subject. Just look for the dead fish.