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Thursday, August 31st, 2006

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Of Cabbages and Communism
This appeared in today's News of the Weird, and I tracked down the original story...

China vegetables to get Olympic identity codes

The world's most populous country will now begin tracking its vegetables.

In an attempt to ensure food safety during the 2008 Olympics, Beijing is to give every cabbage, carrot and pea pod its own identity number and file, the Beijing News reported on Wednesday.
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Aside: I couldn't find the story on Beijing News, but to be fair, the English part of the site was skimpy.

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