What Is Safe to Eat

What is safe to eat?

General purpose: to inform
Specific purpose: to inform the audience the serious situation of food safety in China and offer five ways for protection.
General idea: Using examples and anxiety to inform the serious food safety issue to audience and offering five advices as an end.

I’m a native of China and I’ve lived in China almost 19 years. Now I’m living with an American girl who will stay in China for a semester. The most thing she concerns about China is Chinese (that is her major of course), and the second thing is food, come on, that’s a matter of life! So I paid some attention on food safety and this is the opinion that I’m going to shall with you and her: Pay attention to your food and protect yourself from every life detail.
Any country, any place might have food safety problems at any time. And it seems China has got in the crest of wave on this issue recently. The latest involves a very scary story from Xinjiang, where at least 11 persons died three months ago from eating food dipped in vinegar contaminated with antifreeze (ethylene glycol). So here’s an unfortunate question that every Chinese person, whether local or expat, needs to ask themselves: what is safe to eat? I’d like to offer my “survival tips” on food safety for you, but first let’s review some of these scandals.
The first picture talks about dyed steamed buns in China.
The second is the story I just told you, poisonous vinegar.
And the last one is a comment from CNN, as you can see, there is a big title: Don’t eat any food in China. That is just horrible. I’m not going to show it to my roommate anyway, never.
Many other websites are covering these stories. Honestly I am quite frustrated with all of these stories and I guess you guys too. Now what should we do? Besides awaking morality of society and asking government’s efforts, I really think it’s more important to protect ourselves well first. So here are my basic tips:
Run away, as fast as you can. OK,...