From the cartoons given above, we can see that the doctor is checking the pesticide residues in fruits and vegetables. It wisely reflects the food safety issues which occur in recent years. Food safety related to people’s health and it concerns about people’s basic livelihood. Since the Sanlu Incident occurred in 2008, the entire society was increasingly concerned about food safety issue. It was in this context that the food safety issue has been referred to an unprecedented height.

  Problems leading to food safety are as follows: 1) using poor quality raw materials in the food manufacturing process; 2) adding toxic substances; 3) excessive use of food additives; 4) abusing of chemical additives and so on. There are many reasons that cause this problem. It is regulators, producers, and even consumers who share the responsibilities.

  As Confucius instructed: better late than never. Prompt and strict measures should be taken to turn back this evil trend. The government should launch a massive moral campaign to educate all citizens and draw up tougher laws to crack down on those irresponsible corporations and prohibit them from entering the food industry again. I am firmly convinced that through our combined efforts we are bound to enjoy more risk-free foods in the days ahead.


  With the growingly fast living tempo, an increasing number of people pay close attention to competition. However, although competition is all around us, cooperation is also an essential part of the society in which we live.

  To begin with, people need cooperative skills to get along with others and to build relationships. No collective undertaking could ever succeed without the willingness of individuals to work together in a harmonious and organized way. In any corporate work-place, cooperation is needed within and between departments in order to make the business run smoothly. Furthermore, few employers would even consider hiring someone they believed could not work effectively as part of a team. In addition, cooperation increases creativity. For instance, according to findings issued by many institutes, scientists who consider themselves cooperative tend to have more published articles than their competitive colleagues;cooperative businesspeople have higher salaries. From elementary grades to college, cooperative students have higher salaries; from elementary grads to college, cooperative students have higher grade point averages.

  Cooperation is as old as the human race itself. Since a cooperative spirit is important to survive and succeed, I believe that it should receive high emphasis in this era.