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Melamine: A primer on the contamination of food

Nearly 53,000 children in China have become ill after consuming products that contain melamine, a chemical that is widely used in plastics, adhesives, countertops, dishware and whiteboards, according to the World Health Organization. Find out what the FDA, WHO, the European Food Safety Authority and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency say about the contamination – as well as ideas on how to localize this international story.

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