China says no pills made from human flesh in country
A photo released by the Korea Customs Service shows capsules filled with powdered human flesh in Daejeon, officials say.
May 8th, 2012
10:48 AM ET

China says no pills made from human flesh in country

Medications made of human tissue have not been found in China, the country's Health Ministry said Tuesday after reports a day earlier that pills made from the flesh of dead babies were smuggled from China into South Korea.

Chinese authorities will conduct an investigation into reports that the capsules, allegedly made from aborted fetuses, were made in China, Deng Haihua, a spokesman for China's Health Ministry, said in a report from the state-run Xinhua news agency. Similar allegations were investigated in August, and nothing was found to substantiate them, he said.

Deng said China has strict regulations to ensure that such a thing could not occur.

According to a report in the Korea Times, 29 smugglers of "human-flesh capsules" have been arrested after trying to bring 11,000 pills into the country while disguised as tourists.

More than 35 cases and more than 17,000 pills have been found by customs authorities since August, the South Korean website Dong-A Ilbo reported. 

The pills are taken by people who believe they may help increase stamina, for rejuvenation or by terminal cancer patients, according to the South Korean reports.

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  1. Nana

    Of course china would say this. What would you expect, they would admit to such a thing? Of course china is making baby flesh pills , as horrible as it is it sounds very much like something we all would expect from this society of disgust.

    May 8, 2012 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. trantim

    In China and Vietnam, people are talking about consuming fresh or dried placenta and dead fetus to treat a lot of disease and to replacing Viagra...it is disgusting! I hope US government start to check on all types of food made by chinese from China, Singapore, Hongkong, Thailand and Vietnam.

    May 8, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. GET IT?

    You have invoked my name, Mary. Who is it you are ranting at? Get a clue.

    May 8, 2012 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. barbarianofgor

    Does anyone here really believe that the Chinese won't eat babies if they somehow think it's an "Oriental cure"?
    -Or SELL dead baby parts to those that do for a quick buck? (Yen, whatever...)

    Check out Rotten dot com – "The Final Taboo"

    May 8, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. palintwit

    Wow... are you the REAL Bristol Palin? I am in awe...

    May 8, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. JustaTheist

    made in china is really made in china

    May 8, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Alex

    Hmmm ... when I first heard this I thought "urban legend". Although it wouldn't surprise me to learn that these things exist, it also wouldn't surprise me to find out this is a bogus story that has been accepted as fact.

    May 8, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Telrock

    "Soylent Green is people!"
    ...
    Now with 20% more baby!

    May 8, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. t3chsupport

    They can't stop people from buying and selling parts of tigers or rhinos, what makes anyone think they'd be able to stop pills made out of dead babies? What makes anyone think they'd really try? I'm sure there's bribe money to be had from the trade, and so it will continue.

    May 8, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. marc

    Bhopal India disaster was a chinese plant too.

    May 8, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Ron

    I'd like to buy a vowel.

    May 8, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. chrissy

    Either or? The outcome is still the same. I shouldve realized WHY no one else was defending you and followed suit! Woulda saved myself some anquish since it obviously wasnt a deserved defense! Live and learn i guess!

    May 8, 2012 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. 4thdimnsnal

    you will not have to wonder if money is the root of all evil when Baby flesh is on the Nasdaq !

    May 8, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. chrissy

    lol @ Level42, not sure who that was meant for but you read my mind! Thanks for the laugh i needed it!

    May 8, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. soylent

    Last year they ran over babies with trucks.
    This year they eat them.
    Looks like we are witnessing de-evolution

    May 8, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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