Restaurants in China Serve Food with Opium

Published: 30th January 2016 10:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th January 2016 11:20 PM   |  A+A-


If opium-induced happiness is what you are looking forward to, China should be your next holiday destination as over three dozen restaurants there were found secretly sprinkling powdered opium poppies on their dishes.

It’s unclear whether powdered opium poppies can really get a customer addicted or deliver a noticeable buzz, but China has had a law in place since 2013, making it illegal to add it to food.  Yet, cases of cooks sprinkling ground poppy powder, which contains low amounts of opiates such as morphine and codeine in dishes, are not new in China.


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