In the last couple of years, there have been periodic articles about a Chinese industry selling powdered human flesh — usually ground up babies — as a stamina booster. Now, there is a report of South Korean agents seizing drug capsules filled with powdered human flesh. This follows other reports on testing showing endangered animals in various Chinese products, including endangered porpoises. I was unaware however of the allegations of the consumption of human remains. I guess Soylent Green (set in 2022) was just off by ten years.
The article reports the capsules were “made in northeastern China from dead babies whose bodies were chopped into small pieces and dried on stoves before being turned into powder.” Environmentalists continue to deal with the massacre of rhinos, tigers, and other endangered species to feed the Chinese herbal medicine market. It now appears that even humans are far game for this market. Other countries have found that the growing number of Chinese workers have brought a demand for eating exotic animals and are wiping out endangered species.
There is a huge market for such cures among Korean-Chinese citizens — often using dead fetuses or newborns from China. I previously described my confrontation with Chinese leaders over such products. What is astonishing is that even some educated Chinese believe this nonsense. Ironically, where Chinese products have been routinely found to contain false representations and fake ingredients, this is one product where the manufacturers appear intent on producing genuine ground baby. If this report is true, on this one occasion, we might welcome some fraudulent misrepresentation in Chinese products and the use of sugar pills.