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Food & Grocery on fake eggs and fake fish

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  1. Glendazumba

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    There is news going around social media saying that there are FAKE EGGS from China that are being sold in the market these days. These so-called fake eggs look so real you wouldn't be able to notice until you crack them. One woman who is an "egg expert" shared her expertise in recognizing the fake from the real eggs. According to her, a fake egg's yoke stays intact and doesn't spread after you crack it open into a container. On the other hand, the yolk of a real egg, when opened and placed in a container, scatters and spreads.
    Meanwhile, it seems like China has also succeeded in selling fish that they caught from Philippine waters in our very own public market. Some consumers suspect that the fish could be soaked in harmful chemicals like formalin.
     
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    Just like they sell plywood in the Philippines from trees harvested in the Philippines. Somehow they can pay to ship the logs to China and then ship the plywood back here to the Philippines. Why can't Filipinos figure out how to make plywood here?
     
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    Awesome especially since markets don’t exactly have return policies!

    @Glendazumba please be so kind as to give us the translation as these will be the go-to on market days.

    1. Are your eggs made in China?
    2. Are your vegetables from China? Your fish...are they edible?
     
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    According to the Shanghai-based news organisation Jiefang Daily, which has a fact-checking section, this video started circulating on WeChat [a popular social media platform in China] in March 2017. Some people claimed that these plastic eggs were being sold in markets and given out in schools.

    However, this video doesn’t show fake chicken eggs. In reality, the video shows “slime”, a thick paste like silly putty or playdough that doesn’t stain or stick to things and that is meant as a toy for children, who knead it and mix it and, sometimes, even make it themselves.

    In this case, the slime is made white and yellow to look like an egg, and placed in a plastic shell that gives it an egg shape.

    https://observers.france24.com/en/2...ing-poison-us-plastic-eggs-fake-news-debunked
     
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    Yeah, the fake egg thing didn't seem believable. Why make fake eggs? They make plywood in the Philippines but the whole lumber industry has shrunk dramatically because most of the marketable trees were cut down, then they implemented a moratorium on tree cutting in most areas. Plywood is a volume business so it isn't profitable to be a small plywood maker. I don't think there is much timber being exported to China anymore, or anywhere at all for that matter. Wood went from being one of the major contributors to GDP in the country to 1 or 2 percentage points.
     
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    Should be called an "Eggpert"
     
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    Just ask them about the source of the eggs, so ask: "Asa gikan ning itlog ninyo?" (Where do these eggs come from? The answer you would like to hear is not China---it should be something like Valencia or elsewhere in the province.
    Same question with vegetables---just do substitution: "Asa gikan ning inyong utan?" (Where do these vegetables come from?" I have noticed that garlic, cabbages, even carrots already come from China.

    To ask, "Is this from China?" which you could ask for all products: "Gikan ni sa China?"


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    All veggies and fruits harvested in China should not be consumed.
     
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