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I found this article on yahoo news

It refers to the foods that the USA import from china and should not be eaten because of excessive pesticides, false ingredients and other dangerous additives ,many cancerous ,they dont have the same if any health and hygeine laws or checks there so there are all kinds of undesirable things added or replaced to food items

I know the USA also have issues with their products, chlorinated chicken is one, but what worries me are what quality foods are the chinese restaurants using if they are using their own countries imports ?

If you read some of the things they do to cut corners and increase profit it will make your stomach churn, even basic foods like salt, rice, noodles and tofu

https://www.moneypail.com/these-are-the-top-foods-exported-from-china-that-you-should-absolutely-never-eat-2/?utm_source=yg&utm_campaign=uk.yahoo.com&utm_medium=foods-china-2-yg1e-jb-d-mp-v1&mp=2&copy=36557868692

TerenceMealing
22 days ago
What do you think of this?
Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap22 days ago

Makes me glad that I don't like Chinese food

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TerenceMealing
TerenceMealing
Original Poster
22 days ago

I was thinking before the pandemic to go to china as i have never been and i have a nephew who is an english teacher there, but after reading the article i dont know how i would survive eating their food knowing what i know

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Pppathome
Pppathome21 days ago

It must be true then they do eat Dogs

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TerenceMealing
TerenceMealing
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21 days ago

Unfortunately P it is true, if you google it you will see pictures of them caged in the food markets

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ACR
ACR21 days ago

Concerns over food safety and quality in China aren't new. Especially with Chinese people themselves. Wealthier people are buying from specialist organic shops or even leasing farmland to produce their own organic food. These articles are from around 5 - 6 years ago -

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tumblespots
tumblespots21 days ago

We used to have a neighbour who was chinese, you wouldn't believe the things they eat!! The things that you or I call a chinese meal is nothing like the cr*p they eat. Just think about their wet markets that were in the news recently.

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBanana14 days ago

We shouldn't be eating anything from China as they don't take safety seriously. They poisoned their own children with deadly baby food a few years ago and will not care if one batch of a product has too much of a ingredient which could be dangerous in higher quantities.

I remember being ill shortly after using a Tesco everyday value toothpaste, it felt wrong in my mouth, my mouth felt numb and I felt queasy. I looked at the tube and in had 'Made in China' on but the older version was made in the UK. I decided at that point never to buy toothpaste again made in China but unfortunately a huge percentage of the cheap toothpastes now from most supermarkets and made in China. I dread to think what would have happened if I had swallowed the toothpaste by mistake. The chinese version was no cheaper than the UK version, maybe Tesco had improved their margin but there was certainly no cost advantage to me from buying Chinese toothpaste so I assume the cost price was broadly similar perhaps only a few pence difference.

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TerenceMealing
TerenceMealing
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14 days ago

There is a documentary on neflix at the moment called 'rotten' , two series, and it has different industries that it does a story on ie, fishing, dairy farming, peanut farming, honey production etc etc

It shows how corrupt not only governments are but the suppliers also

One series about honey shows imports from china where they mix in corn, rice, or sugar cane syrup to reduce its cost.

It can then be 50% or less honey content

They were selling to the USA cheaper than they could produce it because of the additives unbeknown to the US so they increased the import taxes to make the price fairer

All the chinese did was ship it to another country then re-route it back to the USA with different labelling so they didnt know it was from China and didnt pay the taxes

Its not only honey but even things like mineral water, the chinese just fill the bottles with tap water, often unsanitary with high bacteria levels to make obscene profits

You just dont know half of what goes on with food and drink and i bet it happens elsewhere also

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly2514 days ago

I think we don’t need to look beyond our own country in relation to food production concerns!

Animal welfare charities say 70% of UK farm animals, more than 1 billion animals every year, are now kept in intensive indoor units that Philip Lymbery, chief executive of Compassion in World Farming calls “the biggest cause of animal cruelty in Britain today”

Large-scale and intensive methods of farming poultry with high stocking densities and fast-growing breeds have been linked to poor animal welfare. Chickens are bred to grow four times faster than in the 1950s – taking 35–45 days to reach a target slaughter weight of 2–2.5kgs. Almost one-third of intensively reared broiler chickens in the UK develop heart and lung problems. And more than half of the birds in flocks with fast-growing breeds have severe walking problems, with many suffering from lesions on their feet through sitting in their own waste.

While outdoor production accounts for 40% of the UK pig industry, the majority of UK pig farming is now intensive with 60% of sows and almost all fattening pigs kept indoors in concrete or slatted floor pens – entitled to one square metre of space each.

Abnormal behaviour such as tail biting is common in intensive pig units but can be reduced by providing adequate enrichment such as straw. However, more than 70% of pigs in the UK have their tails cut off to mitigate tail biting and stress aggression.

Around 60% of sows give birth while confined in a farrowing crate. The government recently rejected attempts to outlaw the use of farrowing crates despite their adverse impact on sow welfare, inducing repetitive stress behaviours such as bar biting.

And what about Genetically Modified fruit and vegetables....!

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TerenceMealing
TerenceMealing
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14 days ago

Yes G i agree with what you are saying, another episode was showing intense chicken farming and how they force grow them in record time using drugs

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