Many people nowadays are turning to organic food just because they believe that organic food is better for their overall health as well as for the health of their families. This is genuinely true, if we take into consideration the fact that organic food is controlled and it’s free from toxins, additives and pesticides. Or so it seems.
It was reported that Chinese products entering the U.S. borders are far from organic. We can’t catch a break from all the scandals and suspicious affairs of this country. From contaminated fish, loaded with mercury and now to filthy, tainted food. Panic is raised among people who believed that buying organic food would at least be a safe way to go.
However, since we have little control over what enters our country and our kitchen as well, we may as well get acquainted with the truth behind the “organic” food from China. First of all, it much more expensive than the non-organic food and second of all, it’s far from organic.
China has become the largest industry in the world but it also seems that something went terribly wrong with its products. People are truly trying to avoid everything originating from this country and you can’t blame them.
China has also become corrupted on so many levels that you can’t even trust the label “organic” anymore, without questioning whether your food is contaminated or not. Even Chinese citizens admit that the quality of the products doesn’t meet their expectations.
It’s not just about the corruption and the low quality, this issue goes deeper than that. It’s out health in question and the values that we pass on our future generations. If such behavior and such businesses are allowed, then what happens if every country policy’s becomes the same- lower the quality, increase the prices.
American citizens as well as the U.S. Customs personnel ditch Chinese products, especially the ones labeled as “organic” because of the fact that they contain drug residues, unsavory additives or they are simply grown on contaminated soils or watered with contaminated water. This fact doesn’t sound as organic as they’re trying to present it.
In order to determine whether or not, something is organic, there are several factors which matter and are crucial for growing organic food.
If we want to discuss organic food, the soil is extremely important at this point. Especially if the soil is affected, due to environmental pollution, then the food grown on that particular soil will be contaminated as well. So, regardless of the fact that the food is not sprayed with toxins, the fact that the root is buried in a contaminated soil, makes it harmful and far from organic.
Another great problem in China is the polluted water. So, food is not only grown on tainted soil, but it is also irrigated with contaminated water. An alarming situation, since contaminated water can also cause serious damage to people who are handling with this type of water.
In fact, most of the fruits and veggies as well as the grains in China have been irrigated with industrial wastewater, which is dangerous, untreated and harmful. Moreover, if we take into consideration, that even Chinese people are aware of this problem and are truly concerned about their whole food supply, then there’s not a reason why the U.S. shouldn’t raise a red flag towards the imported food from China.
The northeast provinces, where most of the production is being made, is supported by the Yellow River- labeled as unusable.
However, Chinese farmers have no choice. The contaminated water is the only option they’ve got for irrigation and not to mention the fact, that China is the leading country in usage of pesticides and fertilizers.
Pollution is a huge issue nowadays and many toxins and chemicals are caused by the human’s lack of care for the Plant and the global well-being.
Animals have also got their share in the pollution and all of this together has led to contaminated soils and water, unusable water and food which is far from safe and organic.
Sadly, pollution is still a problem that is growing by the years and even though, sometimes, due to pollution, the water changes its color and the pollution is visible, that is the only options farmers have and that same water is used for irrigation of crops, fruits and vegetables.
So, whenever you can or you’re able to grow your own fruits and veggies, it’s the best way to go. However, for those of you unable to grow your own food, avoid food which is suspicious, has no label or it’s labeled as “MADE IN CHINA”.
You should be really careful when buying:
1.Chicken– China is also connected with numerous poultry scandals under the suspicion that they inject the poultry in order to increase the weight and therefore, the prices.
2. Fish– Due to the contaminated water, anything originating from those waters is contaminated and dangerous for consumption.
3. Rice-Most of the rice in U.S., comes from China, however there has been a suspicion that they made it of potato and resin.
4. Salt-Salt for industrial uses has found its way to the American market.
5. Apple– America on its own produces a lot of apples and there’s no need of suspicious Chinese apple import.
7. Green peas– Some Chinese peas are far from peas- made of suspicious substances, soy and green dye.
8. Mushrooms-You should be extremely cautious when buying mushrooms, because the U.S. market is full with processed Chinese mushrooms.
9. Black Pepper-Not to forget the scandal when a vendor from China was selling mud flakes as black pepper.
These are only few of the products which may be harmful for you and your family. Be careful of what enters your grocery bag and your home, the market if loaded with low-quality food and of the top of it, it’s processed, contaminated and causes serious damage to our body. Think twice before you buy something which has no label of origin.