The majority of the food that can be found in the USA is imported from China. But, why anyone need to buy Chinese food if we have so much in America? Well, it’s all connected to the price. The Chinese food is cheaper.
Take a look at the list of 10 foods from China that should be avoided!
1. Tilapia Fish
About 80% of tilapia fish in the USA comes from China. These fish are feeders from the bottom and they will eat almost anything. With water pollution in China, eating anything raised in that water is completely unsafe. In addition, no one knows what these fish are being fed with.
2. Cod Fish
50% of American Cod comes from China. Yet again this is a water pollution and feeding issue. There are few restrictions in China for these types of exports.
3. Apple Juice
More than 50% of all apple juice which has been sold in America comes from China. China is most famous for using toxins and harmful pesticides in their food, even the ones that have been banned by many governments. Therefore, the best option is to prepare a homemade apple juice from organic apples.
4. Processed Mushrooms
Around 35% of the US’s processed mushrooms come from China and just like the apples, the circumstances in which these mushrooms are grown are unknown, which is why it is so hard to determine how healthy they are. So just to stay safe, buy mushrooms from local mushrooms.
5. Chinese Garlic
More than 30% of the American garlic comes from China. Just like the case with the other products, the garlic contains many harmful pesticides like methyl bromide that are harmful to human health and should be absolutely avoided at all costs.
When it comes to chicken, it is the same as we mentioned with fish. China is plagued with foodborne illnesses and avian flu so this makes feeding and raising chicken in that kind of pollution little risky for consumption.
7. Plastic Rice
Numerous reports have been sent claiming that China is shipping rice that isn’t actually rice but plastic rice instead! People have come to this conclusion after they cooked the rice and it was still hard. Although others claim that the rise might be made of resin and potatoes, for now people are holding strong onto the fact that they’ve encountered plastic rice from China. Stay safe, buy locally.
8. Black Pepper Mud
Believe it or not, a Chinese vendor was caught selling mud as black pepper. It left a lot of people shocked even though it was a local issue, but in this case it is always best to play it safe.
9. Industrial Salt
Industrial purposed salt is more commonly found onto Chinese and American tables. The consumption of this salt can cause hypertension, stroke, heart attack and high blood pressure.
10. Green Peas
Perhaps the most popular issue of all is the issue with the fake green peas. The Chinese green peas have been reported to be soy beans with green dye paint. The chemical that is used as bleach has been known to be cancerous and it interrupts the body’s ability to absorb calcium. These reports were made after the green peas didn’t turn soft when boiled, and the water became green.