There has been an alarming increase in the number of food-borne illnesses due to the volume of imported foods that Americans eat. Mainly food imported from China is the one that has drawn most of the criticism. The Chinese government does not have as many food safety standards in place as we do here in the US.
The list of foods deemed unsafe for consumption is quite extensive and includes vegetables, seafood, and some other dry goods.
The following is a detailed list of all the foods you should try to avoid from China:
There’s a 40% chance that the garlic in your pantry is form Chinese origin and is cultivated in a very unhealthy way. Chinese garlic can be identified by its metallic bitterness and its absence of root and stem.
Have you ever boiled rice and noticed that it stayed hard? Chances are it is imported Chinese rice. It may be made of tree sap and other food items that are very unhealthy.
Numerous dyes and preservatives banned in America are used by Chinese producers to give the peas bright green color. Look for a US grown pear in the vegetable aisle.
If you are a mushrooms lover, we have a terrible news for you. Most of the preserved, dried mushrooms are imported and its to know whether or not they’re healthy or grown in dangerous conditions.
Nearly half of the bottled apple juice found in our stores have pesticides and other dangerous chemicals, mainly due to the relaxed food safety laws in China. Buy only locally made, or, even better, make your own.
The waters surrounding the China region are extremely polluted which means we should avoid anything that comes out of it. Almost all of the cod and tilapia fish sold in the USA comes from China.
Just like with the fish, contamination, conditions, and eating habits can make any imported poultry a serious health hazard.
Salt alone isn’t very healthy for us; however industrialised salt has been shown to have more side effects and negative aspects than any other kind. Remember, anytime you go shopping, make sure you’re buying local, organic, homegrown foods.
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