It may sound incredibly, but an article published a while ago spoke of the production of fake rice in China, made out of plastic! The more shocking thing about it all is the fact that no one does anything to prevent it!
The consumption of even small amounts of plastic seriously harms the digestive systemand the hormones. The BPA (chemical) in plastic mimic’s estrogen and wheningested, the levels of the hormone tremendously increase in our body.
This is only one discovery that should assure you to be careful about the food produced in China. Regarding the Chinese innovative procedures that they use to make toys, cheap technology productsand other consumer products, we believe it’s dangerous even to think about their application to food.
One of the most polluted country in the world is, undoubtedly,China. Theyproduce more pesticides than any other country in the world, which means that your food is most likely to be full with pesticides. First of all, it’s a fact that in China the air is toxic. A study found that the air in Beijing, is so polluted that breathing it,in fact does so much damage to the lungs as you have smoked 40 cigarettes in one day.
70% of China’s rivers are also polluted, and the sheer volume production of produces there leaves a lot of by-products and toxic chemicals as waste. These leak into the environment and contaminate it to a extremely high level.
These are only a small part of the various indications that foods produced in China are maybe one of the worst choices you can make, as they may seriously damage your health.
Here is a list of 10 foods produced in China that should not be part of your daily menu:
- Plastic Rice
Without a doubt, plastic rice is being produced and it’s believed that its effects could be cancerous. It’s supposed to be actually made from a fake synthetic resinandpotatoes, but it can’t be cooked like the regular rice, because it stays hard after boiling.
- Tilapia Fish
Tilapia is normally fish-farmed in China, so 80% of the Tilapia fish in America comes from China. It’s one of the worst, unhealthy and most toxicfish that you can find. Farming leaves fish in very bad conditions, as they are placed in a small pool of waste water, and during their development processthey actually eat anything there. Knowing this, the sea-food farmers don’t give at their own children to eat the seafood they farm.
- Processed Mushrooms
US inspectors have found tainted mushrooms from China, and in the US,34% of processed mushrooms are from China. Additionally, there are even some companies in China that go so far to even label these processed mushrooms like organic in order to increase their profits.
It’s known that China produces more pesticides than any other country in the world. China is polluted by not only that, but its industry and mass production as well.
Moreover, regarding the fact that China is a country where food-borne illness and avian influenza are frequent, many food safety experts are concerned with the quality of this chicken. Yet, the US Department of Agriculture, in 2013, approved the sale of chicken in Americafrom China.
- Green Peas
Once again, avoid every food from China. In 2005, in China was discoveredthe production of fake green peas, and it may still last. The fake peas were created with soy beans, snow peas, along with green dye and sodium metabisulfite (a chemical that is used as a preservativeandas bleach).
The use of this dye is forbiddenbecause it can cause cancer, and alsoit prevent the body’s natural ability to absorb calcium. Just like fake rice, these green peas also cannot soften even when boiled and the water turnsin an odd green color.
- Cod Fish
According to statistics, currently, over 50% of American Cod fish comes from China. Cod is absolutely unhealthy because it lives in its own waste.
- Mud (Sold As Black Pepper)
As we mentioned before, China is the biggest pesticide producing country in the world.They haven’t even begun to address chemical residue or pesticide on foods. The Chinese do not have a safety regulatory systems, and consequently, the contents and theorigin of the food can often be left unclear.
Asellerfrom China collected mud and sold it as black pepper. He also took flour and sold it as white pepper. For that reason, buy local and true organic food,and always do your best to know your source,in order to protect yourself and your family and avoid any side-effects.
- Industrial Salt
This salt should also be avoided, for it has been found in ascientific research to be unhealthy for human consumption. It can lead to hypothyroid problems, mental and physical issues, and to reproductive system disorders.
- Chinese Garlic
US inspectors have also found tainted garlic coming from China,apart from tainted mushrooms. This garlic is sprayed in enormous quantities and it leaves a bad aftertaste, that is the chemical concoction. To say it in numbers, 31% of Garlic sold in the US comes from China.
- Chinese Apple Juice
Knowing the fact that extremely high amounts of pesticide is produced in China, it’s best to avoid apple juice totally, because around 50% of the apple juice sold in the USA comes from there!
Yet, it’s very hard to tell if a food item comes from China or not. Therefore, it’s best, if it’s possible, to grow your own organic food or to find a trustworthy local farmer or a store, where you can buy natural foods.