Yet, this makes me wonder: why would we import when we have so much farmland? It must be the cheap prices that are the reason why we consume harmful imported food instead of using our own ones!
These are the most dangerous foods imported in China we consume daily:
- Apple Juice
China is well known to use dangerous pesticides in the production of foods, including banned pesticides. Also, nearly 50% of all apple juice sold in the United States is imported from China.
- Industrial Salt
The Chinese often use salt produced for industrial purposes as table salt, so there are high chances that we often consume industrial salt as well, which can lead to high stroke and heart attack risk, high blood pressure, and hypertension.
- Cod Fish
Half of the American Cod is imported from China, and you have probably already heard about the water pollution and feeding issue with this fish in China.
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.
- Chinese Garlic
31% of the garlic we use is imported from China, and Chinese use tons of harmful pesticides in the production of these foods, especially methyl bromide.
- Tilapia Fish
Furthermore, 80% of the tilapia sold in the United States is also Chinese. The tilapia fish is a bottom feeder, meaning that I consume all it can find. Yet, if we consider the water pollution, we can state that the consumption of anything raised in that water would be not just unsafe, but extremely dangerous.
7. 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.
The video below also provides more information on fake foods produced in China: