It has become a well-known fact that much of the food found in America is imported from China. Why would one need to buy food from China when we have so much farmland in America? It all has to do with the price, food from China is cheaper, but it comes at a cost.
90% of tilapia in America comes from China. The fish are bottom feeders and will eat almost anything. With water pollution, the way it is in China, eating anything raised in that water would be unsafe to say the least. Plus, who knows what the fish are being fed. There is, also, one study that states tilapia is less healthy than bacon.
70% 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.
In 2013, the US Department of Agriculture approved the sale of chicken from China in the United States. As with fish (mentioned above) this is a pollution and feeding issue. China is commonly plagued with avian flu and other foodborne illnesses.
If you wonder where chronic illness and cancers stem from – feeding your body toxic foods is a huge contributor.
The only way America will ever stop importing foods like these from china is if the demand is not there – this will stop if we stop buying, educate ourselves and others and try and put a stop to this greed mentality where as a nation we have put money before humanity and it’s got to stop. Capitalism trumps wellness – when the big companies know they are feeding us poison and toxic foods and have no issue in doing so – we have to take responsibility for our own choices and despite foods like these being available – not to consume them.
It starts with you. Spend a little more money on quality food. Eat local. Eat organic and Support healthy farming practices.
You do not have to wait for serious illness to strike for you to make the change – do it today – stay healthy, stay well.