putting the SOY back in SOYLENT GREEN!

"The Chinese government has shown an unusually high level of concern as a result of a bold media exposure towards a scandal in which human hair was used to make soy sauce.

China Central Television first raised public worries over the quality of domestic soy sauce by uncovering a substandard workshop in central China's Hubei Province, where piles of waste human hair were found. The hairs were treated in special containers to distill amino acid, the most common substance contained in soybean sauce.

Human hair is rich in protein content, just like soybean, wheat and bran, the conventional and legally accepted raw ingredients for the production of soy sauce.

By producing soy sauce from such raw materials, the producers were said able to cut costs by half. Workers employed at the plants, however, never bought soy sauce marked as "blended" on the packaging, because that usually meant that human hair was the basic material in the sauce."


DNA Lounge: Wherein I ramble about my new camera.

Photos are up of tonight's King's X / Doppler Inc show. I took them this time, and they came out quite a bit better than my photos usually do, because today I finally broke down and got a new digital camera. I replaced the Nikon Coolpix 990 that I'd been using for almost four years with a Canon EOS 10D (the same camera that Angela uses) and a Canon EF 24mm f1.4L USM lens. It is so choice. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up. It's almost like my previous camera wasn't even a camera: the 10D blows it away on so many levels. Focus is fast, it can take 3 shots a second for a total of 9 before stalling on the card, and I can shoot in normal club lighting at 1/60 or faster with no flash! I'm very impressed. Its only drawback is that it's a real camera with a real lens, which means it's big and heavy and doesn't fit in my pocket. But, that's still the only choice if you want "not junk."