Foods In China Full Of Plastics, Pesticides, Cancer Causing Chemicals
For a long time, China has been producing and selling outrageously toxic, fake and inexpensive products and food items.
But, few people know that many of them are illegal. Here is a list of eight food products of this type coming from China. Reading this will make you think twice the next time you buy food from online sources, especially one that comes from across the ocean, as you never know which hazardous substances this food may contain.
1. Imitation eggs
These eggs contain chemicals including alginic acid, potassium, aluminum, gelatin, calcium chloride, water and artificial color, and the eggshell is made from calcium carbonate. The bad and toxic content of these eggs contributes to memory loss and even dementia.
2. Making beef out of pork
Some Chinese restaurants sell pork as beef, as pork is cheaper in China. However, the story does not end here: before they sell it, they use a beef extract as well as some glazing agent to ‘marinate’ the meat in for an hour and a half. The medical experts warn us to stay away from these fake ‘beef’ products, because their long-term use can cause deformities, slow poisoning, or even cancer.
3. Fake green peas
People have used snow peas, soy beans, and green dye and sodium metabisulfate (a chemical used as a bleach and as a preservative) to create fake peas. The dyes that are being used for the production of these fake green peas may cause cancer, as well as stop the natural ability of the body to absorb calcium, so these products should be banned for use. You can recognize these green peas when you try to boil them: they do not get soft and make the water unnaturally green.
4. Baby formula
The CBS has reported the news about nearly 50 people who have been accused of manufacturing fake instant baby formula that led to dozens of kids dying in the Fuyang province, China. This happened in 2004. This formula consisted of very few nutrients, and it was mainly made of chalk. The kids who consumed this baby formula developed a ‘big head disease’, as it made their heads swell and the rest of their bodies gradually deteriorate.
5. Industrial salt sold as table salt
People should not consume industrial salt, as it is harmful. However, this salt is cheaper and 788 tons of it was sold in China over the past thirteen years. The consequences of the consumption of this type of salt are problems with the thyroid and with the reproductive system.
6. Fake sweet potato noodles
Fake sweet potato noodles appeared on the market, made of paraffin wax, corn, and industrial ink, so that they become purple. Of course, they did not taste right, so in 2011 the consumers started complaining on these fake noodles.
7. Fake ginseng
This root has been used in China more than 3,000 years as a tonic. However, the increase in the price of this root has led to some retailers making fraud so that they make a profit. Namely, they boiled the roots in sugar and thus made them heavier. The heavier the ginseng roots, the higher the profit.
8. Plastic rice
You can recognize the plastic rice from the real one in the same way as the fake green peas: it remains hard after boiling. This is not surprising, as much of this kind of rice is produced from potatoes mixed with a synthetic resin. If people take in this rice for a long time, it can lead to cancer.
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