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Friday, August 26, 2016


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  • Did you know that almost ALL vitamins and dietary supplements sold in North America are manufactured in China? 
  • While vitamins are good for you, they may have been made in factories where standards are not as exacting as those in the US and Canada. 
  • We really do not know the true quality of the listed ingredients, or what else is there.  Your best bet is to get vitamins directly from the foods you eat. 
  • When Canadians ask for the origin of a particular food in the bulk section of their supermarket they will told that it comes from the United States.  Not exactly. 
  • If you do a little research on your own you will discover that, although it has been IMPORTED FROM the United States, it has been GROWN elsewhere. 
  • There are large food importing companies that buy products from China, Vietnam, India, and other Asian and African countries, and then resell them to food markets in the US and Canada.   
  • The label "organic" for Chinese food has to be taken on faith because that country does not allow western associations of organic products to check the conditions under which those foods are grown, irrigated, and harvested.  For all you know, they could be irrigated with river water downstream from heavily polluting manufacturing plants.   
  • Unfortunately, even when organic food is indeed grown in the United States, it may have been irrigated with toxic fracking water.  Read more about it here: 

'Organic' from China exposed: The shocking truth about 'organic' foods grown in the world's worst environmental cesspool

By Mike Adams, Natural News

USDA organic standards place no limits on how much mercury, lead, cadmium, arsenic and aluminium is allowed in so-called “organic” products imported from China.

Even further, 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 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.
But organic certification does nothing to address environmental sources of pollution such as chemtrails, contaminated irrigation water, and fallout from industrial or chemical factories that might be nearby.  A certified organic farmer can use polluted water on their crops and still have the crops labeled “organic.”
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For this 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.
But organic farming in a polluted environment produces contaminated organic foods. And China is one of the most polluted chemical cesspools on the planet.
The pictures on this page show some scenes from China, a country suffocating under a pollution nightmare.
As you view these pictures, ask yourself: Would you eat food grown there? Even if it were sold by Whole Foods and labeled “organic?”
China is an environmental nightmare
China is a nation that has virtually no environmental regulation enforcement. In China, anything goes:
You can dump mercury into rivers.   You can spray raw human sewage sludge on crops. You can produce factory-made chemicals and blow the waste products right into the air through smokestacks.
In China, many rivers are so toxic that, from time to time, they actually 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. Why? Because the river there is so polluted that swimming in it would mean certain 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.
Here’s the kicker: In a country with virtually no environmental laws, “organic” food production is largely a fraud because environmental sources contaminate the foods or superfoods being produced there.
Workers Try To Drain Sewage Water From Leaking Sewage Tank, Shanghang, Fujian
Workers try to drain sewage water from leaking sewage tank, Shanghang, Fukian province. 
There are some exceptions to this, by the way. Notably goji berries are grown at high altitude, far away 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 also strict. But in China, “organic” is often a joke. Almost a hoax, in my opinion.
And the laboratory tests bear this out. For example, we just published an investigative story on chlorellashowing 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.
Child Swims In A Polluted Reservoir, Pingba
 Child swims in polluted reservoir, Pingba
China is a nation that lacks ethics
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 little 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 do anything to 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 synonymous with “crap quality.”
Here’s a little note that will interest pet owners:
If you buy pet treats made in China, you are murdering your pet with the most insane chemicals imaginable. The stuff that goes into some pet treats made in China is highly toxic and causes cancer. This is one of the main factors behind the alarming rise of cancers among dogs and cats in North America.
(Blogger's Note:  Please feed your pet people food and treats - not pet food that contains all kinds of ingredients that are not good for him.  You will save money in pet food and visits to the vet.  The animal will live longer and healthier.  Check online to see what people foods are safe for your pet.  Even pet food made in the USA is made with ingredients IMPORTED FROM CHINA.)
All this isn’t just secondhand information, by the way: I lived in Asia for two years and traveled extensively throughout the region. I speak a fair amount of Mandarin (Chinese), and I’ve 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 allowed and openly practiced (Buddhism, mostly). In Taiwan, there is a sense of responsibility to customers. There is a philosophy of striving for quality.
But in China, it’s exactly 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!  


Animals that died of disease are dumped into rivers in China.  Hundreds of them.  A recurring event.


5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Trust
 ‘Organic’ From China

By , Epoch Times

1. Environmental pollution in China is severe

As a result of China’s rapid, largely unregulated industrial growth in the past few decades, China suffers dire environmental pollution. China’s soil and water sources contain large amounts of heavy metals, like lead and cadmium, released by industrial wastewater.
Chinese government data in 2011 showed over half of China’s large lakes and reservoirs were too contaminated for human use. And a groundwater pollution report by China’s Ministry of Land and Resources published in April of 2015 found 16 percent of the sampled water to be of “extremely poor” quality.
Furthermore, nearly one-fifth of China’s farmland is polluted, according to China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection and Ministry of Land Resources, with heavy metals that seeped into the soil through polluted irrigation water.
2. Fraudulent labeling regularly appears
Since organic products sell at higher prices, food producers, and not just ones in China, may tack fraudulent “organic” labels on their products for a higher profit. As issues arise in all levels of the supply chain, Chinese authorities and the USDA find it hard to find all the violations.
A 2010 USDA report said some producers purposefully avoid the annual certificate renewal process and continued using expired organic labels in order to reduce costs, while other retailers simply mislabeled conventional products as organic.
According to the USDA, out of 23 cases of fraudulent organic certificates between February of 2011 and June of 2013, nine involved Chinese companies. In September 2011, the USDA issued a warning to organic distributors and processors of fraudulent organic certificates on hibiscus, jasmine, and beet root extract powders from a Xi’an company.
In another case, Whole Foods Market had to stop selling Chinese ginger under its “365” label after the ginger was found to contain residues of aldicarb sulfoxide, an agricultural pesticide not approved for use on organic food.
3. Organics are often certified by third-party vendors
The Chinese Organic Certification Center (COFCC), the agency supposedly in charge of certifying all organics, inspects only 30 percent of organic products, while the rest are certified by private firms, NGOs, and individual inspectors, all of which must be accredited by the Certification and Accreditation Administration (CNCA).
But the same 2010 report by the USDA said there was no equivalency in organic standards and certification between the United States and China, as China did not recognize foreign organic standards.
Therefore, serious discrepancies can occur between what chemicals and agricultural practices are allowed in organics from China in comparison to organics from United States.
Organics imported to the United States are all supposed to be certified by a USDA-accredited certifier, but as there are not enough certifiers, the USDA outsources to Chinese third parties. But in one instance, the USDA granted conditional accreditations to a certifier based only on paperwork and neglected to physically confirm they complied with all regulations.
4. No strong regulations are in place
In 2010, the USDA reported that the Chinese regime failed to properly enforce organic standards, and no clear authority was given to any one governmental body, thus allowing abuses and illegal activity to occur.
It also cited a Guangzhou Daily report about a consumer who reported fake organic vegetables and was directed to four different government departments before being told that none of them had enough authority to deal with the problem.
5. Corruption is rampant
In communist-ruled China, authorities control the media and censor internet rumors to cover up food scandals, depriving them of the attention needed for reform to occur.
Rather than focusing on eradicating food contamination problems, the Chinese regime spends more time concealing scandals its wrongdoings and promoting a facade of stability and prosperity.
Furthermore, an intricate web of corruption ties together the court system, the business and manufacturing sectors, and the government officials. Bribes for licenses are common, with unethical practices regularly covered up by a cash offering.




TOXIC FRACKING WATER IS USED TO IRRIGATE ORGANIC and regular crops in California and other places - The practice is legal

This water contains carcinogenics and other toxic compounds - Government scientists admit they deceived the public about safety of fracking water for human consumption




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