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17 Foods From China That You No Longer Need To Consume

17 Foods From China That You No Longer Need To Consume

Foods From China That You No Longer Need To Consume

According to the World Trade Organization (WTO), China is the world's largest exporter of food products, with 14% of global exports, ahead of the United States 9%, and Germany 8%. Thus, to ship their products quickly and cheaply, our Chinese friends do not hesitate to trade their products. Like the information from The Epoch Times Magazine, discover 17 foods imported from China that you must never consume.

A major player in international trade, China supplies its food products to the world. Also, some countries spend billions each year to import all kinds of food from the middle empire.

Among the products most present in our shelves, we can mention honey, soy, rice, noodles, some fish, canned food ...

Here is a non-exhaustive list of foods imported from China that you should avoid

1) The apple juice
In 2011, Dr. Mehmet Oz aroused widespread indignation when he revealed that independent studies had found high levels of arsenic in apple juice marketed in the United States. Nevertheless, some time later, Consumer Reports magazine released its own results, claiming that 10% of analyzed apple juice exceeded standard equivalent arsenic levels. In an article, our colleagues in the Canadian magazine Protégez-vous returns to the case of a brand of apple juice with high arsenic

2) Chinese salt (or sodium glutamate)
It is one of the most used food additives in the world, the food industry is abusing it to enhance the flavor of food. This additive is often called "drug" by experts, it has an exciting action on the taste buds, but especially on the brain

3) Tilapia
The sanitary rules of aquaculture in China are not the best. Such is the case of tilapia farms, where fish are fed excrement as the non confrères reminder of Bio in the first.

4) The chicken
China exports large quantities of chicken around the world. Yet, it is one of the countries that suffers the most from bird flu and all kinds of poultry diseases.

5) Garlic
China exports more and more garlic, yet it is the food that poses the most problems. However, the garlic fields are sprayed with pesticides containing methyl bromide, particularly dangerous products that leave an unpleasant aftertaste.

6) The mushrooms
To give them a fresh and clean appearance, the mushrooms are sprayed with chlorinating agents, anhydrous calcium chloride, sodium sulfite and other preservatives, harmful to health.

7) Green peas
The frozen peas are also to be avoided, the standards of use of the pesticides are often not respected, consequence, many plants are contaminated by high rates of pesticides as the NGO Green Peace reports

8) Pepper
The famous black pepper is often cut with rice flour ..

9) Honey
The Chinese honey invades the supermarket as our colleagues from RTL report, the national union of beekeepers denounces high doses of pesticides contained in Chinese honey, as well as the presence of corn syrup, sugar in these honeys.

10) Soy sauce
The Hong Kong Consumer Council found that the soy sauce contained 4-methylimidazole. In addition, WHO has revealed that this product was classified as carcinogenic when tested on mice.

11) Tapioca pearls
Researchers at the Aachen University Hospital in 2012 discovered aspolycholated biphenyls in these chewing gums, which can cause cancer, affect the immune system, the nervous system, the reproductive system and the endocrine system.

12) Tofu
Some tofu manufacturers use iron sulphate to speed up the fermentation process.

13) Ginger
A survey revealed that ginger growers were using the pesticide aldicarb (approved for use only on cotton), peanuts and sweet potatoes to make ginger.

14) Ginseng
A survey by Greenpeace revealed the presence of pesticides classified as "extremely dangerous" by the WHO, in the ginseng of nine cities in China.

15) Canned foods
The Australian National Measurement Institute has analyzed canned peaches from China. He discovered that they contained twice the amount of lead allowed.

16) Frozen spinach
In 2002, high levels of pesticides were found in frozen spinach from China by Japanese safety inspection officials.

17) Shrimp
In this context, ABC News reported that shrimps imported from China were kept in confinement and unsanitary conditions. To avoid contamination, farmers use antibiotics and chemicals, banned in the United States or Europe and many other countries for their carcinogenic effect.