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"China! Hidden Poisons demonstrates that despite rules, regulations, and government bodies to screen and address the quality issue, there are many holes and a lack of manpower to properly monitor the food being imported. It also points out the severe deficit in border control and in-country monitoring in factories and farms for food standard levels, which is shocking. We tend to sit back and let the government manage the safety of consumables. We only perk up and pay attention when something goes wrong, someone falls ill, or someone dies, and only if it hits the media. I am so impressed with the information from the book. I feel I have gained critical knowledge that will forever change the way I look at food.
I sincerely hope that it reaches every person in America, and beyond. This is a compelling and life changing book!"
China! Hidden Poisons documents more than twenty years of tainted food and unsafe consumer products from China flooding American stores. It highlights how the US government has failed to protect American consumers, putting their health at risk. This is a must-read book to minimize the potentially harmful effects of unsafe products.
Since China joined the World Trade Organization in 2001, millions of products from China have been flooding American stores annually. Corporations import products from China because they are cheaper. Unfortunately, the United States government has not done enough to protect American consumers from Chinese toxic foods and dangerous consumer products. Causes are:
Various U.S. agencies responsible for inspecting product safety from China are under capacity and overwhelmed with their responsibilities. The FDA inspects less than 2% of products arriving at US ports. The USDA allows organic food fraud to be on the rise. The CPSC fails to inspect red-flagged imported shipments due to lack of funding and resources.
The World Trade Organization limits the United States from setting safety rules for food and consumer products from China and other trading partners.
The Chinese government has attempted to tighten food safety regulations. However, it is impossible for China to regulate over 200 million farms and 12 million food-processing companies. The majority of them are mom-and-pop businesses who have very little understanding about food safety or pesticide residue. Some even cut corners or use illegal pesticides and additives to maximize profit.
China’s agriculture soil and water are contaminated with heavy metals due to rapid industrialization and limited pollution control for many decades. As a result, crops and seafood are more likely to be contaminated and toxic. Additionally, the USDA certified organic produce from China is questionable.
Unfortunately for consumers, toxic food and consumer products from China can cause cancer and other serious illnesses. Consumers can minimize potential damage by carefully reading the country-of-origin label to avoid food from China. However, it is almost impossible to avoid food ingredients from China when buying processed food or eating out.
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Our collection on China includes China! Good, Bad & Ugly: Social & Economic Factors, China! Hidden Poisons: Putting Your Health at Risk, and China! Death Food: Consumer Awareness. We feature the contents of our books on Ahbon Bon Facts podcasts at major podcast channels. You may also listen to our podcasts directly at: https://podcast.ahbonbon.com.