Apple Juice : As American As Anthing Else Made In China

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If there's one thing that gets me juiced ( there's actually a lot of things that do) it's that it's really hard to get apple juice anymore that doesn't come from concentrate shipped from China. All the major brands and most store brands use Chinese concentrate to make what I think most people would assume is an American drink.
http://www.walletpop.com/2009/03/12/apple-juice-as-american-as-anything-else-made-in-china/

I just happened to notice the words: Concentrate China in fine print on the bottle that I keep my humming bird nectar in. It is not on the paper label it is stamped in black letters close to the top of the plastic bottle. The link is the first hit I found on google.
 
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A few media scares about the unhealthy quality of food from China makes the article's weariness to accept Chinese food imports expected. But what is wrong with Brazilian oranges?
 
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A few media scares about the unhealthy quality of food from China makes the article's weariness to accept Chinese food imports expected. But what is wrong with Brazilian oranges?
Oranges and apples. I wish I had used a link that didn't mention the Brazilian oranges. So far as I know we haven't had any problems with imports from Brazil.

What growth stimulants were used on the Chinese apples?, What pesticides?
 
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It made me think of the exploding watermelons.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110517/ap_on_fe_st/as_china_exploding_watermelons [Broken]
 
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yeah I don't trust it. over the years I've seen too many chinese companies do whatever it takes to make a buck over the welfare of everything else.
 
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Apparently the FDA has an Agreement with the equivalent of the Chinese FDA to insure the safety of how the juice is processed. What about how the apples are grown?


When it comes to concerns specific to Chinese imports, it is important to know that American apple juice companies purchase exclusively from Chinese processors who are certified for safety by FDA. FDA has an agreement with China´s Certification and Accreditation Administration to ensure that these certified facilities comply with U.S. regulations in making juice concentrate.

Additionally, juices are subject to a regulatory protection requirement that requires every juice processing facility to identify, control and document all critical steps of processing where contamination potentially could occur. This regulation also extends to foreign food processing facilities.
http://www.usapple.org/AppleJuiceSafety.html [Broken]
 
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I saw garlic in the grocery labeled from China. I recall hearing a http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=121125739" [Broken] on NPR about money some young Chinese entrepreneurs made buying stockpiles of garlic using government loans and sitting on it until market goes high, then flip it and make a bundle $$$.

China also has some serious issues regarding http://www.pan-uk.org/pestnews/Issue/Pn34/pn34p18.htm" [Broken] overuse (their own Silent Spring :bugeye: )..
That's another concern to think about when you drink that apple juice from concentrate.

I am glad we have our own garlic in the garden.
 
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