China has become a leader in exporting all kinds of goods over the last two decades. Many of the food products that we see on our markets come from China. But a question is being raised, why do we import so much food when we have so much farmland ourselves?
The answer is quite simple. It is cheaper to import low quality food that is filled with all kinds of cancer causing chemicals than to produce it yourself.
- Plastic Rice
It has also been reported that China also produces fake, plastic rice. This rice is made of resin and potatoes and stays hard when boiled. We believe that these facts above surely made you think that it is always better to stay on the safe side and buy and consume local, organic foods.
- Tilapia fish
80% of tilapia in America comes from China. The fish are bottom feeders and will eat almost anything. With water pollution, the way it is in China, eating anything raised in that water would be unsafe to say the least. Plus, who knows what the fish are being fed. There is, also, one study that states tilapia is less healthy than bacon.
- Apple juice
About 50% of all apple juice sold in the US comes from China. China has been known to use harmful pesticides on their food. Even pesticides that have been banned by their own government. Making apple juice at home from local organic apples is the best method.
China often has issues with avian flu and other food borne illnesses, and in 2013, the US Department of Agriculture approved the sale of Chinese chicken in America. However, research has also shown that the chicken there are fed and kept in disastrous conditions.
- Cod Fish
50% of American Cod comes from China. Yet again this is a water pollution and feeding issue. There are few restrictions in China for these types of exports.
- Industrial salt
The industrial salt that comes from China is extremely dangerous. Therefore, it may increase the risk of hypertension, heart attack, and stroke.
- Chinese garlic
The garlic imported from China is discovered from US inspectors to contain chemicals more than abundantly. As a result, the garlic leaves a bad aftertaste. It is believed that about 31% of the garlic sold in the US comes from China.