Green tea from China found to be contaminated with alarming levels of
China is angry over a test of its green tea exports that turned up alarming
levels of pesticides. But rather than turning to its agricultural practices
and limiting the use of pesticides, China is attacking the testing methods
used to detect the pesticides in the first place.
Let me say this bluntly: China practices atrocious environmental
responsibility, and the Communist government in charge there cares nothing
about mass use of pesticides, industrial pollution, or the safety of the
food supply. Some of the most toxic food products in the world are found in
China. I know, I’ve been there and I’ve seen it first hand.
This is why you should consider sourcing your green tea from somewhere
other than China. Get it from an organic source, some place that doesn’t
spray it with pesticides. It’s more expensive, of course, but it’s also
safer for your health.
Green tea is a nutritional supplement with phenomenal health-enhancing
properties. It boosts healthy body function in so many ways that it’s hard
to imagine any person who wouldn’t benefit from taking some. But if your
green tea is contaminated with pesticides or other substances (such as
fluoride, another toxic chemical frequently found in green tea), you may be
doing more harm to your health than good. So always check the sources of
the foods and nutritional supplements you purchase. And don’t trust food
products or nutritional supplements from China. Until the nation cleans up
its act, it’s probably the most highly contaminated place in the world for
producing foods. (Even the Chinese largely agree with this, by the way.
It’s just a fact of life in China.)
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