China again is faced with its own cultural brand of schizophrenic conflicts in that two agencies of China’s government released a report that 20% of the farmland in the nation is polluted, but they gave no details and did not provide a format for questions.
One has to wonder why the nation would go to the effort to test soils in the country, prepare a report, then release a study with little detail, offer no answers to detailed questions, and offer no solutions. The people of China might as well just say:
“So you are telling us what we already knew, that we have been dying for years because of this, and we can expect to continue to grow, eat and export contaminated food.”
One must believe that the problem has become so severe that it can no longer be hidden. That the Chinese people know of the poisons and hundreds of medical issues that have resulted for hundreds of millions of Chinese people. Our heart goes out, especially to the children of China, who are most susceptible to chemical pollution, but who may not sicken and die until adult years, with no one taking responsibility or accountability. Perhaps the report will cause the people to rise up and demand clean environmental policies.