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Published October 21, 2008

Edible body pens and chocolate lotion imported from China were found by British regulators to be contaminated by melamine and removed from the shelves. The moral? Think Global, Shag Local?

Well, that won't make you safer. This Milk Crisis is far from over. The problems that give rise to China's quality control deficiencies are not limited to milk, and they're not something that can just be regulated away. Fixing the deficiencies will take years of acculturation. In the meantime, with our food and drug supply increasingly overrun with Chinese-made ingredients -- and with only a fraction of them inspected -- we're at risk.

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