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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Stop Arabic Chain Emails: The Mars Email

I never pass emails containing any advice without checking them first. Today I received an email containing advice to avoid Mars products. Something similar to these articles:
http://www.google.com.au/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rls=GGLJ,GGLJ:2006-50,GGLJ:en&q=arago+focusonline+3%2d16

After following the links, you can clearly see two points:
  • The news article on BBC states that Masterfoods plans the change in Mars products for the UK. The plans to use animal enzymes were stopped by Masterfoods as stated in this BBC Article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/6954900.stm
  • The other pictures are not even related! They belong to a Dutch website about an experiment with candy bars and liquid nitrogen!

Here is a Google translation of the article containing the pictures:
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=nl&u=http://www.arago.utwente.nl/focusonline/artikel.php%3Fid%3D339&sa=X&oi=translate&resnum=10&ct=result&prev=/search%3Fq%3Darago%2Bfocusonline%2Bcandybar%2Bstikstof%26hl%3Den%26rls%3DGGLJ,GGLJ:2006-50,GGLJ:en

Before passing along an email to your mates, make sure to take 5 minutes of your time to inspect the contents and be critical of it.

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