The label Made In China is so ubiquitous in the U.S. that we expect to see it on most goods in our homes. However, one place you may not expect to see it is on foods you eat every day. Here are ten commonly used foods that are made in China – but they don’t have to be.
1. Made in China Tilapia:
Tilapia is commonly fish-farmed in China. These fish are some of the worst, most toxic, and unhealthy fish you can encounter. A tilapia fish will eat anything comparable to a bottom-feeder fish, and fish farming is a small pool of wastewater that the fish live in. It’s one of the worst fish purchases you could buy, and it’s commonly known that in China, the seafood farmers won’t even let their children eat the seafood they farm, which should tell you something. 80% of the Tilapia in America is labeled Made in China.
2. Made in China Cod Fish:
Cod is another type of fish that is fish farmed in China. This fish is not healthy and lives in its own waste. Currently, just over 50% of American Cod comes from China.
3. Made in China Apple Juice:
Believe it or not, approximately 50% of the apple juice sold in the United States comes from China. They are the LARGEST pesticide-producing country in the world and haven’t even begun addressing pesticide or chemical residue on foods. I recommend altogether avoiding apple juice for yourself and your children. Fruit juice is too rich in sugar and is better mixed with vegetable juice for blood sugar levels.
4. Made in China Mushrooms:
US inspectors have found tainted mushrooms from China. Some manufacturers go so far as to label these processed mushrooms organic to increase their profits. If you do a Google search, you’ll find that there are many “mystery mushrooms” in that area of the world, completely fake. 34% of processed mushrooms are from China. Do your best to know your source, and buy local and authentic organic!
5. Made in China Garlic:
U.S. inspectors have also found tainted garlic from China. This garlic is sprayed with chemicals more than abundantly, leaving a sour aftertaste, that of a chemical concoction. 31% of Garlic sold in the US is from China.
6. Made in China Chicken:
In 2013 the US Department of Agriculture approved the sale of Chinese chicken in America. Many food safety experts are concerned with the quality of this chicken as China is a country where avian influenza and food-borne illnesses are common. Beyond that, China produces more pesticides than any other country in the world and is polluted by not only that but mass production and industry.
7. Made in China Plastic Rice:
It is believed that it is actually made from potatoes and a fake synthetic resin. When boiled, the rice stays hard and doesn’t cook like regular rice. It is believed that the long-term effects of this food could be cancerous. Stay away from made-in-China rice!
8. Made in China Mud (Sold As Black Pepper):
A vendor in China collected mud and sold it as black pepper, and also took flour and sold it as white pepper. Call it whatever you want and sell it away! The Chinese don’t have a lot of due diligence in their food and safety regulatory systems. Not that these are always great; look at America! We have standards but very low standards at best.
9. Made in China Industrial Salt:
Industrial salt is unfit for human consumption, yet Industrial salt was sold as table salt for 13 years! Industrial salt can cause mental and physical issues, hypothyroid problems, and reproductive system disorders.
10. Made in China Green Peas:
Fake green peas in China were found in 2005 and may still be produced today. These fake peas were created with snow peas, soybeans, green dye, and sodium metabisulfite (a chemical used as bleach and preservative). This dye is banned from production because it may cause cancer and inhibit the body’s natural ability to absorb calcium. These green peas also didn’t soften when boiled, and the water turned an unnatural green color. So, avoid green peas made in China.
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