Lately there has been some article talking about fake rice produced in China, made out of plastic! Unbelievable! What is even more devastating is the cruel reality that no one does a thing to prevent it!
The digestive system, as well as hormones, will be extremely harmed by ingesting even small amounts of plastic. The BPA (chemical) in plastic mimic’s estrogen and this hormone skyrockets in the body when BPA is ingested.
You should always be reserved about the food produced in China, however. It is absolutely dangerous even to think about the Chinese innovative procedures that they use to make cheap technology products, toys and other consumer products and their application to food.
Namely, China is one of the most polluted regions in the entire world and produces more pesticides than any other country in the world, meaning your food is most likely to be laced with pesticides. It is a fact that the air in China is toxic, first of all. A recent study has found that the air in Beijing, China, is so polluted that breathing it actually does as much damage to the lungs as smoking 40 cigarettes a day.
Moreover, 70% of its rivers are polluted, and the sheer volume production of products there leaves a lot of toxic chemicals and by-products as waste that leak into the environment and pollute it to a seriously high extent.
These are only several reasons why foods from China are probably one of the worst choices you can do, since it would bring real health problems.
This article lists several foods produced in China that should not be part of your daily menu:
- Plastic Rice
Indeed, plastic rice is being produced and it is believed that long-term effects of this food could be cancerous. Many people believe that it is actually made from potatoes and a fake synthetic resin, but it doesn’t cook like the regular rice, it stays hard after boiling.
The sale of chicken from China in America has been approved by the US Department of Agriculture in 2013. The reality is that China produces more pesticides than any other country in the world and is polluted by not only that but mass production and industry. Also, regarding the fact that China is a country where avian influenza and food-borne illness are common, numerous food safety experts are concerned with the quality of this chicken.
- Industrial Salt
Research proved that industrial salt is unfit for human consumption, as it can cause both, mental and physical issues, hypothyroid problems, as well as reproductive system disorders. Yet, it has been sold as table salt for 13 years!
- Tilapia Fish
Tilapia is one of the worst, most toxic and unhealthy fish that you can come across and it is commonly fish-farmed in China, for 80% of the Tilapia in America comes from China. Fish – farming is in fact a small pool of waste water that the fish live in and this fish will eat anything in those conditions. It may be interesting to you that in China the sea-food farmers won’t even let their children eat the seafood that they farm.
- Green Peas
Once more, avoid food from China. The production of fake green peas in China was discovered in 2005, but it may still last today. These fake peas were created with snow peas, soy beans, along with green dye and sodium metabisulfite (a chemical that is used as bleach and as a preservative). The use of this dye is banned as it can cause cancer, as well as inhibit the body’s natural ability to absorb calcium. Similarly to the fake rice, these green peas also didn’t soften when boiled and the water turned an unnatural green color.
- Cod Fish
Statistics say that currently just over 50% of American Cod comes from China. Cod is farmed in China as well, and it is absolutely unhealthy as it lives in its own waste.
- Mud (Sold As Black Pepper)
The Chinese don’t have a lot of due diligence in their food and safety regulatory systems. For instance, China is the largest pesticide producing country in the world and they haven’t even begun to address pesticide or chemical residue on foods. Consequently, the origin and contents of food can often be left vague. Believe it or not, a vendor in China collected mud and sold it as black pepper, and also took flour and sold it as white pepper. To protect yourself and your family, always do your best to know your source, buy local and true organic!
- Processed Mushrooms
34% of processed mushrooms are from China, and US inspectors have found tainted mushrooms from China. Moreover, there are even some manufacturers in China that go so far as to label these processed mushrooms organic to increase their profits.
- Chinese Garlic
Apart from tainted mushrooms, US inspectors have also found tainted garlic from China. This garlic f is sprayed in enormous amounts and it leaves a bad aftertaste, that of a chemical concoction. To speak in numbers, 31% of Garlic sold in the US is from China.
- Chinese Apple Juice
Regarding the extremely high amounts of pesticide produced in China, it is best to avoid apple juice completely since approximately 50% of the apple juice sold in the United States comes from there!
Nevertheless, it is hard to tell if a food item originates from China or not. As a result, it is best if you find a reliable local farmer or supplier, where you can buy your naturally grown food, or even best, if possible, you can grow your own organic food by yourself.