10 foods imported from China to avoid
China is the world’s leading exporter of foodstuffs: by using innovative techniques, this country offers products at a very low cost. Many foods suffer health consequences. Among the very many foods of Chinese origin that we find in supermarkets, here is a blacklist of 10 of them to avoid!
This fruit juice from China contains an alarming level of arsenic, which is classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer as one of the 100 substances of group 1 carcinogens. Avoid at all costs!
It was in China that the avian flu appeared, and yet, this country exports very many chickens all over the world. Always prefer locally raised poultry.
Did you know that the majority of garlic in our supermarkets comes from China? However, it contains large quantities of pesticides but in addition, it germinates during the journey, which makes it even less digestible.
Scandals concerning Chinese rice break out regularly: the latest revealed a high level of cadmium, a toxic heavy metal, associated with cancer, bone malformations, or even responsible for kidney failure.
China is the largest salt manufacturer in the world. Unless you specifically buy salt from France – from Guérande for example – there is a good chance that your table salt will come from China. According to numerous studies it would contain 90% of harmful substances.
Renowned, Chinese black pepper is sometimes an amalgam of mud, flour, and artificial flavor…
China tofu is made from curdled soy milk. Already, soybean plantations are sprayed with all kinds of pesticides. And in addition, for the soybeans to ferment more quickly, it is not uncommon for excrement and iron sulfate to be used.
Very high levels of cold-resistant pesticides have been identified in frozen spinach from China.
This firm, boneless fish from the Chinese coast is exported all over the world. The problem? Chinese fish farms are often foul, without any standard of hygiene, and the fish are fed waste.
To grow ginger quickly, Chinese farmers use far too high amounts of pesticides.
Of course, not all of us have the budget to buy only organic and locally grown food. But regularly looking at the labels and the provenance of what we consume can help us adopt a healthier diet, and thus stay healthier!