25 Feb '12, 4am

To avoid tainted food Chinese athletes have taken to raising their own chickens

SHANGHAI - China's national marathon team, who are training for the London Olympics this summer, are raising their own chickens for food to avoid ingesting banned chemicals commonly found in meat in China, the Shanghai Daily reported yesterday. The athletes, who are training in China's southwestern province of Yunnan, are also procuring yak meat from local highland herdsmen to avoid eating at local restaurants where banned additives are sometimes present in food. Clenbuterol, a banned chemical, is sometimes fed to livestock by unscrupulous farmers to produce lean meat that can then be sold for a higher price. The chemical is also considered a performance-enhancing drug and is banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency. "We have to cook meals ourselves because it is risky to eat at a street restaurant," a team official said. Reuters

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