CHINA: Gaol sentences for producers of carcinogenic rice
A Chinese court handed down three-year gaol sentences yesterday to two men who produced and distributed rice containing carcinogens. The rice was processed by unauthorised dealers Chen Limin and Wu Shaohui, who were also fined 30,000 yuan (US$3,620) by the court in the capital of South China's Guangdong Province. The aflatoxin content of the rice in question was far higher than the law permits, endangering liver health. Aflatoxin is a major cause of liver cancer.
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