School feeds rotten veggies to students, sparking parents’ protest

October 13, 2011Jing Gao3 Comments, , , , ,

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On the morning of October 13, parents who gave their children a ride to Dongfeng Elementary School in Zunyi, Guizhou province, saw a carful of food in bags unloaded and headed for the school’s kitchen. Curious about what their children have for lunch, they opened the bags, only to find that the ingredients of students’ meals had well gone bad.


Most vegetables in the bags have spoiled. Fluid oozed from green peppers. Eggplants were shriveled. Chinese cabbages were nothing but the tougher outer stems after the soft inner cores and the leafy parts were removed.


A mother who asked for anonymity told the reporter that her child goes to Dongfeng Elementary school. The child has been suffering from loss of appetite, nausea and diarrhea for a week. She thought it was caused by her child’s love of junk food, and did not expect that the school prepares these for the students.


As the crowd gathered, traffic near the elementary school was paralyzed, causing the police and local officials to come and maintain the order. When the school principal came out, a physical confrontation broke out.


A school employee told the reporter over the phone that the principal had called a special meeting on the issue. He also said that not all vegetables seen at the gate are going to be eaten by students. They would have to pass the inspection by the school authorities before being used as ingredients. Parents at the school gate “bought gossip and hearsay too easily” and blew it out of proportion without knowing the truth.


Parents gathered at the school gate, demanding an explanation from the school authorities.

Selected comments from Wenxuecity

仲承 发表评论于 2011-10-13 14:51:47
The school board members should taste these themselves. Have they given these to their own children? I am afraid they have even forgot where they came from!
小老弟 发表评论于 2011-10-13 14:27:26
In reply to jsljb: Did anyone during the Cultural Revolution have the nerve to do this?
jsljb 发表评论于 2011-10-13 12:49:30
The illness is deeply rooted in the system – the ten years of the Cultural Revolution has wiped out the humanness of Chinese. A society without a moral bottom line is a society in which men eat men. Anything could happen.
tree9990 发表评论于 2011-10-13 13:45:05
Dunno if kids of the school teachers eat that…Treating kids like this is so out of line
散漫 发表评论于 2011-10-13 13:37:11
Even pigs won’t eat veggies as rotten as these. They had the gall to feed them to kids. Heartless!
sanmudashu 发表评论于 2011-10-13 13:35:46
This should be blamed on the atheist education the Commies has adopted for so many years, which enabled bad people to be fearless of karma, or going to hell in the afterlife when doing bad deeds! That’s why they are so audacious and capable of doing any bad deed.
sanmudashu 发表评论于 2011-10-13 13:17:22
High-ranking officials have special food supply! They don’t care about ordinary people’s food!!!
苦难中 发表评论于 2011-10-13 12:55:59
school comittees - there should include some parents in the school committees, then, a communication channel can help to prevent these issues. but if the local government or the school do not like this idea, all these issues will remain, cannot be solved.
meisme 发表评论于 2011-10-13 12:47:24
Shameless! The school does not raise pigs. So it just don’t have a valid explanation as to why they ordered rotten veggies. Who on earth is not knowing the truth? Shameless!
clm3600 发表评论于 2011-10-13 11:57:46
birdbb123 发表评论于 2011-10-13 11:55:56
They can even feed poisonous milk powder to babies. Why can’t they feed this?
1passby 发表评论于 2011-10-13 11:38:31
The school is so corrupt. They tried to explain? If they didn’t order these rotten veggies, they will ship them here? How much illicit money did the purchaser receive?
zipcar 发表评论于 2011-10-13 11:35:21
“Not all vegetables seen at the gate are going to be eaten by students.”–What a shameless remark. If it is not going to be eaten by students, can it be said that the rest goes to the teachers?
514133819 发表评论于 2011-10-13 10:58:44
Awesome nation. They are awesome.
寒雪月 发表评论于 2011-10-13 10:55:46
Can they be just a little ethical? They don’t even let off eggs laid under the red flag? (Jing: slang for children brought up under the communist rule.)
size0 发表评论于 2011-10-13 10:53:56
Without a supervisory mechanism, any good man will turn into bad man. The problem is, why don’t good men establish a supervisory mechanism? Maybe good men lack the power or the capabilities to establish one?
xixi2009 发表评论于 2011-10-13 10:41:01
Sigh. Where are Chinese people’s hearts!!! They will be brought to justice by the Heaven if they are so heartless to even little kids.

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3 comments to “School feeds rotten veggies to students, sparking parents’ protest”

  1. Gary | October 14, 2011 | Permalink Reply

    It’s amazing the principal doesn’t even pretend to be outraged that the supplier is trying to sneak in bad veggies one time. “must pass inspection”, what a joke. What’s his kickback from the supplier of this rotten food? I hope the crowd of parents beat his ass.

  2. Tim | October 14, 2011 | Permalink Reply

    I used to eat at my elementary school in China around 2000. It indeed sucked. And reading this has just killed my appetite for the foreseeable future. Think I’ll go have some poison milk instead.

  3. 志坚 | October 14, 2011 | Permalink Reply

    Even if the vegetables were fresh it would still contain heavy metall. Nowadays everything in China is infected with some chemical stuff.

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