It has become a well-known fact that much of the food found in our stores is imported from China. Why would one need to buy food from China when we have food? It all has to do with the price – food from China is cheaper, but it comes at a cost. China is known for its fine cuisine, but its food industry has taken a lot of heat lately for its troubling lack of standards. It has started using innovative methods that they use to make cheap technology products, like toys and other consumer products, and applying that mindset to food, which is absolutely dangerous.
Much information was spread across the media about the plastic rice that showed up in China, and still no one has done anything about it. Consuming this artificial rice can have severe consequences, starting from harming the digestive system to damaging the hormones. When the BPA from the plastic is being ingested in the body, it imitates estrogen, and the levels of estrogen become too high. But, what’s even worse, not only plastic rice is being produced in China, but also more items and products made of this plastic which is poisonous and harmful for your health.
Here is a list of top ten harmful Chinese products:
This fish is mainly farmed in China, but is of lowest quality. This is the worst kind of fish you can find on the shelves on the market. Tilapia fish eats almost anything and it is usually farmed in pools full of waste water. The fact that nobody in China eats this fish should tell you enough for its quality. In the US, 80 percent of tilapia fish comes from China.
- Cod fish
The cod fish, the same as the tilapia fish is also farmed in China. This one as well has a very low quality and lives in its own waste. More than 50 percent of tilapia fish in the USA comes from China.
- Chinese apple juice
As strange as it may seem to you, more than 50 percent of the apple juice in the US originates from China. China is known to be the country that creates the greatest number of pesticides in the world, and it is not put on the labels. We advise you to avoid buying this juice and drink only natural, homemade juice bought from a local farm.
- Processed mushrooms
Some toxic mushrooms coming from China have been discovered recently in the USA. What’s more interesting, the producers of these mushrooms in China have labeled them as natural. Considering the fact that 34 percent of the mushrooms in the USA come from China, be very careful when you buy this product. Always opt for raw, organic locally grown mushrooms.
The food inspectors in the US also have found that there is toxic garlic originating from China. This garlic has been found to be overwhelmed with chemicals and that is what it gives it its bad aftertaste. Even 31 percent of the garlic on the US market comes from China.
The Chinese chicken has been sold in the US since 2013. this sale was approved by the US Department of Agriculture. But, the food experts are concerned about its quality, because China is a country that has great rate of avian flu cases. It is also a country that produces more pesticides than any other country in the world, which is also pretty much polluted, and thus the quality of the chicken should be questioned really well.
- Plastic rice
This is rice that is made of fake, artificial rice and potatoes. When cooked, this rice remains hard and it is not like normal, natural rice. Consuming this rice for longer time can have serious consequences to your health.
- Mud (sold as black pepper)
This is one of the things that are hard to believe. Some manufacturers in China have been collecting mud and selling it as black pepper. The food regulatory systems should really become sterner.
- Industrial salt
The industrial salt is not made for consumption, and despite this, it is still being sold as table salt for some time. The consequences of this industrial salt consumption are issues with the physical and the mental health, as well as with the thyroid and the system of reproduction.
- Green peas
China has been exporting fake green peas. These peas have been made of soy beans, snow peas, green color and sodium metabisulfite (a synthetic that is originally used as a bleach and additive). The green color is cancerous and prevents the body to absorb calcium. These peas are not quite like the natural ones when it comes to their look, and when boiled, paint the water unnaturally green.
China is the country that produces the greatest number of pesticides in the world, thus the chances for them to end up in your meals are pretty big if you buy Chinese products and foods. China is also one of the most polluted countries in the world. The air, as well as the waters there, is quite contaminated and thus all products contain toxic chemicals. That is why it is recommended to avoid the food coming from China.