Organic Food from China exposed: The shocking truth about 'organic' foods grown in the world's worst environmental cesspool
When it comes to foods, superfoods and even nutritional supplements from China, “organic” is a hoax.
This is my opinion, of course, but I’ve been researching the issue quite extensively as the key decision maker for new products in the Natural News Store. And I’ve come to the conclusion that “organic” from China is largely a fraud. Here’s why…
First, you will be shocked to learn that there is no limit to how much mercury, lead, cadmium, arsenic and aluminum is allowed in “organic” products.
It’s a fact: USDA organic standards place NO LIMITS on levels of heavy metals contamination of certified organic foods. There is no limit on the contamination of PCBs, BPA and other synthetic chemicals that’s allowed in certified organic foods, superfoods and supplements.
At this point, you’re probably shaking your head in disbelief and thinking, “No, that can’t be true. Organic standards must check routinely for heavy metals and chemical contamination, right?”
No! “Organic” certifies a process of how food is grown or produced. It certifies that the farmer doesn’t add pesticides, herbicides, petroleum-based fertilizer, metals or synthetic chemicals to the crop (among other things), and it certifies that the soil must be free from such things for a certain number of years before organic certification is approved.
Organic certification does nothing to address environmental sources of pollution such as chemtrails, contaminated irrigation water, and disaster from industrial or chemical factories that are nearby. A certified organic farmer will use polluted water on their crops and still have the crops labeled “organic.” For this exact reason, the environment in which organic foods are produced is critical to the cleanliness of the final product
Organic farming in a clean environment produces clean, organic foods. Organic farming in a polluted environment produces contaminated organic foods. China is one of the most polluted chemical dumps on the planet.
China is a nation that has no environmental regulation enforcement. In China, you can dump mercury into rivers. You can rub raw human sewage sludge on crops. You can produce factory-made chemicals and blow the waste products into the air through smokestacks. In China, many rivers are so toxic that they catch on fire and burn.
It’s so bad that a Chinese environmental official was recently offered over US$30,000 to take a 20-minute swim in a local river. He declined the offer. Why? Because the river there is so polluted that swimming in it would mean death.
It is this water that’s often used in “organic” food and superfood production in China. So even though the farmer is following organic process standards, he may be using irrigation water that’s wildly contaminated with metals, chemicals and even pesticide residues. He may be spraying hormone drugs on the crops because there’s a pharmaceutical factory upstream. In a country with no environmental laws, “organic” food production is a fraud because environmental sources contaminate the foods or superfoods being produced there.
Goji berries are grown at high altitudes, far from the pollution of China’s cities and rivers. Goji berries sourced from China tend to be very clean and have very low levels of contamination. There are no doubt other exceptions to the rule, but the difficulty is in knowing what to trust that comes out of China.
In North America, “organic” is legitimate precisely because North America has far more strict environmental standards. Organic is clean food, responsibly produced, and consistently less contaminated than conventional food. The same is true across Europe, where organic standards are reasonably strict. But in China, “organic” is often a joke. Almost a hoax, in my opinion.
For example, we just published an investigative story on chlorella showing that “organic” chlorella from China is polluted with nearly ten times the aluminum level of “organic” chlorella from Taiwan. And the cleanest chlorella we found in terms of metals contamination was actually a non-organic chlorella produced in Korea.
Remember, too, that China is a communist regime. It is a country where all religion has been outlawed and the people are never taught ethics or morality. They have no moral compass. Across China, the majority of the population believes that the best way to get ahead is to CHEAT, lie and steal, even if it means harming someone else in the process.
Remember: China is the country where they put melamine in infant formula, knowing that it will kill children. China is the country where the paint on children’s toys contains obscene levels of brain-damaging lead. China is a nation of shortcut-takers who will cheapen a product as long as they can cover it up and trick the buyer. This is why “made in China” has, for decades, been met with “crap quality.”
Here’s a note for pet owners: If you buy pet treats that were made in China, you are technically killing your animal with tons of harmful chemicals. They are behind the rising rates of cancer in cats and dogs in North America. I lived in Asia for two years and traveled extensively throughout the region. I speak a fair amount of Mandarin (Chinese), and interacted with lots and lots of people from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. I can tell you that Taiwan is a country with much greater honesty, integrity and quality than China. In Taiwan, religion is openly practiced (Buddhism, mostly). In Taiwan, there is a sense of responsibility to customers. There is a philosophy of striving for quality. Taiwan is to China like revolutionary America was to the British Empire. Taiwan is a island nation of hard-working, creative, innovative entrepreneurs, and when I look to import products from Asia, I always try to find it in Taiwan first because I know Taiwan means quality.
But in China, it’s the opposite: There is no sense of responsibility to customers. The overriding philosophy is to screw the customer, even on the very first order, knowing that the customer will never buy from you again! In China, the idea is to CHEAT people rather than make them happy. You see this all the way to the top of the government which is, of course, a police state communist regime where laws are enforced at gunpoint against a completely disarmed and helpless population that has no civil or human rights. China is a culture of corruption, deception and exploitation.
There are people in China who rebel against all this. There are exceptions to the rule, and there may even be some honest organic food producers in China that buck the trend. Not all mainland Chinese are bad people. Many wish to overthrow the corrupt government and restore freedom, liberty and justice to the country. But because they are all disarmed (China has no Bill of Rights), they are powerless against a dictatorial government.
Months ago, I made a decision to ban anything produced in China from my own label, with the exception being goji berries. If a food, superfood or supplement has my name on it, I will not use ingredients grown from China unless I know and can VERIFY the end-product cleanliness of the product.
So if you see the “Health Ranger Select” brand or the “Storable Organics” brand, know that it’s clean and very carefully sourced.
We source from the USA, Canada, European countries, Peru and even Thailand for some ingredients. Mexico is acceptable for some ingredients as well. But China is a big red flag. I simply can’t trust that most foods, superfoods or supplements from China are going to be consistently clean and honest.
China is the kind of country where you order a sample of a raw material — say pomegranate juice powder — and the first batch you receive is really clean and passes all the lab tests. So you order 5000kg of the stuff, and when it arrives, it’s all full of lead and pesticides.
Chinese medicine herbs from China are notoriously contaminated with lead. The same is true for green tea and many other ingredients that naturally absorb heavy metals. A lot of products at Whole Foods are grown in China but are certified “organic.” What a joke!
Without a clean environment, you can't produce clean food, so why are we still buying ingredients from China? Because it’s cheaper to do so. Here’s the dirty secret of the natural products industry: Raw materials from China are cheap! Across the board, raw materials (foods, superfoods, supplements) from China are about 1/4th the cost of materials grown in North America or Europe.This means getting your ingredients from China grants your product a lot more profit in the marketplace. For those selling through Whole Foods — whose product shelves are littered with ingredients made in China — this profit margin is essential to economic survival.
If you’re buying a superfood powder sold at Whole Foods and paying $50 at retail, the actual ingredient cost that goes into that superfood canister is often as little as $5. So, sourcing the materials from China is crucial to having the margins. Whole Foods may pay your company $22 for a product they sell at $50. So your company has to purchase these materials, pay for shipping, insurance, labor, packaging, formulations and everything else and still somehow make a profit to stay in business. So you source from China. You make a really nice-looking label, you get it “certified organic” with a nice USDA logo on it, and you sell it to Whole Foods which adds another layer of legitimacy to the product.
In the bottle, there could be mercury. Or pharmaceutical residues. Or pesticide residues. Or just about anything, including melamine. Now, Whole Foods has a level of quality control in place, and they do require C of A’s for products they carry. But China is expert at FAKING these documents and tricking importers, formulators and manufacturers.
In China, the idea of forging a laboratory analysis document is no big deal. Fabricating fake documents is routine. You have to understand the philosophy of these people living without any code of ethics, surviving under a police state communist regime: There are no ethics. No values. No moral compass. Forging a fake lab report is no different to them than planting seeds: it’s just one more step needed to make money. There is no moral difference in their minds between telling the truth and lying. It’s a “relativistic” morality philosophy.
I’m not saying all people in China are liars and deceivers. But a lot of them are. This is a country where deceptive manufacturers take white sesame seeds and coat them in toxic black ink just to sell them as “black sesame seeds.” This is a country where infant formula producers spike their formula with kidney-destroying melamine in order to make an extra five cents a pound, even while killing babies by the thousands. THEY DON’T CARE. China has abandoned morality and even attacked it. This is a country where the Falun Gong group of meditation advocates and yoga practitioners is arrested and thrown in prison by an extremely oppressive, dictatorial government.
Cultures are different everywhere around the world. If you’re looking for people who will stab you in the back in a business deal, visit China. There, you will find the most dishonest cheaters and liars you’ll probably ever meet, short of Nigera’s “Prince Nubula” whose emails promise you’ll receive a million dollars if you only send them $5,000 first.
What I’m doing is openly telling the truth that most people are too afraid to say: The idea of “organic” coming out of China is a disturbing contradiction. Very disturbing. Organic standards have a huge gap, that they don’t require foods to actually be free from mercury or other contaminants. Overall, organic is a wonderful standard; I’ve been a strong advocate of organic, but when a “USDA organic” label is slapped on a product grown in China, you really have to scratch your head and say, “Yeah, it might be organic, but is it clean?”
You don’t know until you test it. “Organic” grown in the USA can be assumed to be organically grown in China must be assumed contaminated unless proven otherwise. Until China enforces strict environmental standards, “organic” from China is largely a fraud in my opinion. It’s a hoax. You can lie to yourself and say, “Well it’s ORGANIC so it must be clean!” but you’ll be swallowing mercury, lead, pesticides and other synthetic chemicals in high amounts.Laboratory tests confirm everything I’m telling here. This is the dirty secret the organic food industry doesn't want anyone to be talking about.
How polluted is China’s environment? As mentioned above, it’s so bad that a Chinese environmental official was recently offered over US$30,000 to take a 20-minute swim in a local river. He declined, as would any sane person who wants to live. Are these the same rivers that are being used to produce “organic” crops in China? You don’t need to contemplate the answer. A river can be so inundated with smelting factory runoff and chemical pollution that even bacteria struggle to survive in it; yet this water can be legally sprayed on crops that are exported to America as “organic.” If you buy “organic” foods, superfoods or supplements grown in China, you need to know about this.
As The Guardian reports: A recent government study found that groundwater in 90% of China’s cities is contaminated, most of it severely. The head of China’s ministry of water resources said last year that up to 40% of the country’s rivers are “seriously polluted”, and an official report from last summer found that up to 200 million rural Chinese have no access to clean drinking water.” I can tell you with 100% certainty that China is headed for an environmental collapse. The country has polluted itself far beyond the point of long-term sustainable life. Children are being born as mutants. Rivers support no fish life. Soils are building up obscene levels of contaminants and becoming so toxic that crop yields are affected. Cities have airborne pollution so bad that breathing causes cancer. And on top of that, China’s one-child policy has resulted in mass gendercide where baby girls are routinely — and yes, I mean ROUTINELY — murdered, drowned, suffocated, etc., because the family wants a son, not a daughter.
In its quest for economic power, China has poisoned itself to death, and The economic “boom” of China is nearly over. Soon it will be followed by an environmental implosion so huge and disgusting that the world will be absolutely horrified. Remember: China is so corrupt that it won’t stop factories from openly dumping toxic waste directly into the groundwater supplies.Chinese officials simply accept bribes and cover it up. The corruption in China is so deeply rooted in the culture that honesty and accountability can never overcome the deception.
Ultimately, China has a terminal environmental crisis on its hands, being run by an eternally corrupt, dictatorial communist regime government that oppresses freedom and outlaws religion while forcing families to kill their own baby girls under its population control mandates.
To summarize, China suffers from:
• An environmental nightmare
• An almost complete abandonment of morals and integrity
• A deeply corrupt communist police state political system that mandates the mass murder of baby girls
Is this what we want in our bodies? Our children? Pets?
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