時事短打 tainted starch 毒澱粉






看時事也可以學英文。近來許多加工食品一一淪陷。毒澱粉事件持續延燒。炎熱的夏天不能來杯清涼的珍珠奶茶還真是掃性。但是吃下去的東西不安全,口腹之慾還是免了。今天我準備了一篇小短文,把這次的毒澱粉事件簡單交代,大家可以學到相關的英文字彙。其中毒澱粉一詞,英文就有很多說法,如toxic starch tainted starch都有人用。一般我們常說的黑心商品,千萬別說成black heart products,因為這不是英文啊,黑心這兩個字是中式思維,所以黑心商品要用contaminated, toxic 或是 tainted這類的字眼來形容,中文的意思是「」或是有毒(被污染的)食品。

為了身體著想,請大家多吃食物少吃食品(蔬菜水果最好)。我經常苦口婆心地規勸大家,南陽街那幾條街賣吃的店家,為了要賣給學生,所販售的食物定價都非常便宜,可是那麼低價的東西,通常原料成本很低,所以原料來源不一定可靠。為了弄得好吃一點,通常商家都添加了很多的鹽分,鈉sodium含量通常爆表,吃久了也傷身。我覺得外食幾乎都太鹹了,現在吃到味精還會口渴一整天,所以儘量都不在外面吃。大家也要慎選食物,QQ彈牙的加工品最好少吃點,這樣才是健康之道。

最後一個訊息
你知道嗎?台灣每六分鐘就有一個人罹患癌症。病從口入是千真萬確的。英文那句You are what you eat 是真的有道理。

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Food scare, toxic starch and more...


The Department of Health衛生署 (DOH) yesterday announced that all retailers零售商, vendors小販 and producers製造商 selling starch-processed foods澱粉加工食品 will from June be required to post a safety certificate安全證明 to prove that their products are free of maleic acid/maleic anhydride.不含順丁烯二酸化澱粉


DOH spokesman發言人 Wang Che-chao (王哲超) said that starting from June, the DOH will demand that vendors and retailers who sell starch-processed foods, including tapioca粉圓, Taiwanese meatballs肉圓, and yam and taro balls芋圓地瓜圓 present a safety certification clearly stating that their products do not contain maleic acid.


Manufacturers製造商 claimed that Wang – a retired high school chemistry teacher taught them how to produce products containing maleic acid as part of ensuring starch-processed foods retain their texture確保加工後製品的Q彈口感. Wang is allegedly被控responsible for inventing a food-processing technique加工技巧 that involves maleic acid.


The chemical化學物品 was added to products including tapioca balls and rice noodles米粉/粄條 to give them more elasticity彈性. A health official said maleic acid is not known to have adverse effects極壞的影響 on human health.






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  1. 老師 您好, 另類黑心商品"純柳橙果汁沒有柳橙",不傷身,但傷荷包.
    adulterated food products

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  2. 所以還是天然的尚好。
    市面上賣的柳橙汁糖分都太多了
    adulterated food products就是摻了雜質,
    添加了許多其他成分的食品,這些食物多吃無益。

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