Saturday, August 11, 2007

Finish Your Wholesome Chinese Apple Juice

Have Another Glass Of Chinese Pesticide Sweetie

I was shocked to read how deeply the Chinese have made inroads into the U.S. food supply.

It turns out that half the apple juice sold in the U.S. is imported from China.

Just how did this happen?

(NYTimes) Tienanmen Square - Chinese Leaders Turn A Blind Eye To Pollution

China has four to five times the population of the United States. Half of China is desert. How is it that a nation which can barely feed itself cornered the market on apple juice?

Cost. But if cost is driving U.S. companies to import cheap Chinese apple juice then what of quality?

Chinese Skies Are Filled With Pollution

Who will protect us from apple juice contaminated by bacteria, or illegal pesticides - or worse?

Here's an article from CNN on the subject.

Bacteria can have an especially powerful impact on younger children and the elderly. Pesticides which build up within the body over the course of decades can cause cancer years after ingested. It's up to parents to ask if it is worth the risk.

(NYTimes) Urumchi of the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region

Apple juice was once a safe and wholesome drink to give a child. Today only an uncaring ignorant idiot would give their children apple juice unless they're absolutely certain where it came from.

My recommendation: Buy only organic U.S. grown apples, and make your own apple juice!

Guang Zhou - Air Pollution Isn't Restricted To Cities In China

Chinese Air Pollution Facts (source)

  • China has 16 of the world's 20 most polluted cities.
  • 750,000 Chinese die from air pollution every year.
  • 360,000 Chinese die from indoor pollution every year.


An Excellent Article From the NYTimes on Chinese Air Pollution


Dave said...

This is a problem across the board with Chinese products, I'm finding.

I recently bought a piece of furniture (made in China, of course) for my deck and when I went to assemble it, I noticed many of the bolds had a weird corrosion on them. I stupidly touch the worst of them and my fingers burned until I washed them. They included extra bolts so I threw away the most offending pieces, but who the hell knows what that shit was.

Anonymous said...

It's amazing how fast the Chinese apple industry grew, and this is a
product subject to nature, pests, weather, not just electronics or
plastic toys. Exactly how did they manage to become the number one
apple producer in the world so quickly....

Anonymous said...

Buy Martinelli's products. All are 100% from fresh apples, US Grown, and NO CONCENTRATES.

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