1-Corn-corn from China.
Some producers add sodium cyclamate to their corn. The purpose of this additive is to preserve the yellow color of the corn for which it is so famous, but also to add sweetness. However, it is important to know that sodium cyclamate is actually toxic, and if consumed in too large quantity, it can damage your liver. This additive is prohibited in the United States, but it remains legal in more than 170 countries around the world.
- 2 - Ginseng- Greenpeace tested ginseng from China and found that every single product had some trace of pesticides or other harmful chemicals in varying amounts. Each root didn’t have just one chemical, either. Every root contained multiple chemicals known to be damaging to the human body. Since it might be difficult to find ginseng not imported from China, you may have to cut it out of your diet entirely to stay safe.
- 3Table Salt
- Chinese salt is commonly filled with metals and other substances that should never enter the human body. Since the large majority of Chinese salt is unsafe for consumption, the Chinese companies are supposed to sell the product as an industrial salt never used for cooking. However, many manufacturers have been passing off this unsafe industrial salt as table salt for years.
A few years ago, the Institute of Environmental and Human Health food lab at Texas Tech University studied different bags of shrimp bought from different stores around the US. At the conclusion of their study, they reported that every sample was contaminated with enrofloxacin, chloramphenicol, and carcinogen nitrofurazone.
Each of these substances is available in antibiotics that are illegal in the US. Due to the conditions in China, the shrimp are exposed to all of them.
If your fish is imported from China, don’t buy it. Before they end up on your dinner plate, the fish have spent their lives soaking up the chemicals around them. They’re perfectly primed to pass those chemicals to you
During the hot summer months, cabbage becomes wilted and inedible. In order to keep their cabbage looking fresh during the hottest months of the year, farmers will spray the crop with a formalin solution.
While the solution keeps the crops looking fresh, it’s incredibly damaging to the body. The formalin is a solution of formaldehyde, and other chemicals used as disinfectants. If ingested, it can cause serious health issues.
In a study conducted by Australian officials, the researchers discovered that the cans from China were bursting with lead. With twice the amount of legal lead in each can, the harmful substance is bound to infuse into the sugary peaches. The effects of lead poisoning are well-documented, including reduced muscle coordination and damage to your kidneys and nervous system. Avoid lead poisoning by avoiding canned peaches from China.
In addition to the dangers of lead poisoning, canned tuna includes many of the harmful substances found in other fish exported from China. The fish farms are filled with pollution and toxic chemicals, and the fish are largely fed on a diet of animal waste. Each of those substances then finds its way into your can, threatening your health each time you buy a new supply.
A while back, a massive food company in China decided to take used oil from restaurants, filter it, repackage it, and sell it as new oil. If you’re buying oil from China, you might be purchasing recycled oil that has been “cleaned,” rather than new oil. Since you don’t know where that oil has been, it’s better to be safe and purchase oil not exported from China.
The cod are thrown into small areas teeming with thousands of fish. Not only are these areas cramped and dirty, but they’re also filled with sewage and garbage.
In short, cod are raised in highly toxic conditions. When you eat the fish, you’re allowing some of that toxicity into your body.
The mushrooms are often mislabeled in order to drive up the price. Manufacturers will stamp normal mushrooms with an “organic” label, hoping to gain more profit for their work.
Beyond being filled with harmful chemicals, imported mushrooms are also sprayed with preservatives to appear fresher.
If you want to buy lamb, and you see that it comes from China, abstain. In 2013, the police arrested 900 Chinese who were trying to pass off rats as lamb. They found 20,000 pounds of spoiled rat meat.
Before you let yourself be tempted by the purchase of a tea from China, remember that it could very strongly contain nearly 30 toxic chemicals. In principle, these toxic teas are not exported out of the country, but it is better not to take any risks
Wines made in China are of course made from grapes, as elsewhere, but they also contain sugar, dyes and artificial flavors.
To sell more pork, Chinese companies are adding borax-filled additives to their pork to make it look like beef. This is a great way to fool consumers while endangering their health!
If you look closely, some eggs offered at your grocery store do not come from local farms!
However, you should check the origin of your eggs next time, and avoid buying those that come from China, because factories in that country use calcium carbonate and paraffin in their eggs. So, you risk poisoning if you eat them.
Many of the green peas that come out of China were actually conjured up in a lab using a mix of products. Your bag of green peas might be a concoction of soybeans, snow peas, food bleaches, and preservatives.
A few popular brands of apple juice sold in the US from China have shown high levels of arsenic. The arsenic likely comes from the liberal use of pesticides in the growing of the apples.
watermelons grown in China are covered in pesticides. The pesticides are meant to help the watermelon grow at rapid rates, therefore increasing China’s exports to other countries.
However, pesticides often find their way inside the fruit.
The country doesn’t have any laws to regulate the use of pesticides, so farmers can use them at will to produce as many products as possible in a short amount of time.
The pesticides are particularly harmful to garlic. Garlic is incredibly absorbent and will soak up anything around it, including pesticides. If you’re eating garlic imported from China, your body is getting a huge hit of all those harmful chemicals.
Chinese meat shops are known for their quick production and less-than-ideal safety standards, so much of the meat comes in contact with unwanted bacteria. In addition, Chinese meat shops have a tendency to mix multiple things together to create something that looks and tastes like beef, but isn’t really beef. If you’re buying beef from China, you might actually end up with a mix of chemicals, paraffin wax
Many rice factories in China include a synthetic resin in their rice. Not only are you basically eating plastic, but the chemicals included in the resin are known to cause cancer.
we recommend you stay far away from pufferfish. While you may not have ever eaten pufferfish, it’s considered a delicacy in China.
However, pufferfish actually contain an incredibly deadly poison. While Chinese farmers can supposedly eliminate the poison by regulating the fish’s diet, it’s not entirely trustworthy.
Eating a blood clam means you run the risk of contracting hepatitis A. In fact, the clams were outlawed in Shanghai after a particularly severe outbreak.
38Salted Duck Eggs
salted duck eggs imported from China may not be entirely safe. Years ago, some of the eggs were found to contain cancer-causing dyes, so it’s probably best to leave them on the shelf.
It’s been discovered that honey imported from China is often artificial, rather than the genuine article.
China may start with a bit of real honey, but it’s then blended with syrup, which dilutes the taste and makes the honey very unhealthy. While it’s difficult to discover which honey is real and which isn’t, it’s best to just avoid honey from China altogether.
Much of the frozen fruit available in the US is imported from China, keeping costs low and allowing consumers to stock up on supposedly healthy options.
However, China doesn’t have the same standards of farming as the US. The fruits are often covered in pesticides or lower in quality than what the US would allow to be sold. Rather than running the risk of purchasing tainted products
Many catfish imported from China have been found to contain levels of chemicals that may impact your health.
Like most products, mandarin oranges from China are often grown with the help of harmful and toxic chemicals.