By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
I-Mei Foods CEO Luis Ko said Wednesday during an interview that
while the government is thinking about how to use laws and executive orders to resolve food safety issues, it must first think about how to safeguard water, soil, sunlight and air from pollution to really solve the problems.
The rationale behind Ko’s statement is that foods including processed foods come from animals and crops on land and in the sea, and when the environments in which they grow are polluted, there will be no safe foods on the market.
A food safety activist, Ko said the food safety issues Taiwan now faces are the price the country has to pay for its industrial development. Polluted land and water have grown polluted crops and animals, which turned up on our dining tables, he added. [FULL STORY]