Saturday October 4 2003 00:00 IST
Mice to test Bush's food for poison
BANGKOK: Thailand is going to use mice to test food for poison before it is served to U.S. President George W. Bush and 20 other Asia Pacific leaders at a regional summit in Bangkok this month, a top health official says.
Department of Medical Sciences chief Somsong Rugpao said samples of dishes served during the October 20-21 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit would be injected into mice.
"We'll have a result within a minute. If it's safe, we'll tell the waiters to start serving," he told Reuters.
Somsong did not how many mice he would use, but the Bangkok Post reported on Friday at least 20,000 health workers would be on hand during the summit to ensure the leaders and their delegations remained in good health.