Chinese government caught stealing American secret for nasty food additive.
Whenever you drink skim milk or eat cottage cheese, as well as many brands of cheese, salad dressing, ice cream and other food products made in the United States, you're consuming a food coloring called titanium dioxide. (It's also used to whiten toothpaste, sunscreen, makeup, paint and lots of other things.)
Some people believe it's unhealthful, and a potential carcinogen. It's banned in Germany.
Don't bother looking for it on the list of ingredients -- it isn't there. Titanium dioxide is covered under one of the many loopholes that food corporations have obtained where they don't have to list certain food ingredients. (Food labels in the US aren't a complete list of what's in the food, but a negotiated compromise between the food corporations and the government.)
Anyway, a grand jury in California this week indicted five people on charges of economic espionage and theft of trade secrets. According to the indictment, the accused were working for the Chinese government on a mission to steal DuPont's secret method for manufacturing titanium dioxide. http://www.courthousenews.com/2012/02/09/43731.htm