Reuters reported today that China publicly refuted a widespread rumor that the country has been growing bananas containing a virus similar to SARS.
“‘It is purely a rumour and it is impossible for bananas to contain SARS-like viruses,’ the Agriculture Ministry said, referring to text messages some cell phone users had received.
‘The spreaders of the false information either have inadequate relevant scientific knowledge or have ulterior motives,’ it said, adding police had been asked to investigate.
The rumour comes at a time when food products from China have come under scrutiny around the world after a spate of safety breaches involving toxins in products from pet food to toothpaste.”
Oh jeeze. We’ve spent the last handful of decades dealing with the dog eating jokes. are we going to spend the next one dealing with the poison jokes? I mean, if one can make a joke about poison. I’m sure Ann Coulter can help out.
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