China’s socialist market economy is the world’s second largest economy by nominal GDP,and the world’s largest economy by purchasing power parity according to the IMF although China’s National Bureau of Statistics rejects this claim.
The label “Made in China” is so ubiquitous in the U.S. that we expect to see it on the majority of goods in our homes. However, one place you may not expect to see it is on foods you eat every day.
Certain chemicals, including benzene, beryllium, asbestos, vinyl chloride, and arsenic are known human carcinogens, meaning they have been found to cause cancer in humans. A person’s risk of developing cancer depends on how much, how long, how often, and when they are exposed to these chemicals.
These following foods are full of plastic and dangerous pesticides made in China:
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The fake and costly products all claim to contain ginseng but in reality have none of the root’s active ingredient, saponin glycosides or ginsenosides. Worse, some of them may contain high levels of alcohol that is bad for your health.
With ginseng prices skyrocketing to upward of a thousand yuan per kilogram, a number of ginseng retailers have turned to boiling the roots in sugar to make them more dense.
“How much is sugar? Only several yuan per kilo. And what about ginseng? Two to three hundred yuan for 500 grams. So we add sugar to the ginseng so it’s much heavier.”
Fake green peas
Unsafe artificial green peas were found in Hunan province earlier this month, making the list of toxic food products in the country even longer, according to the local food safety watchdog.
The problematic green peas appeared in the provincial capital of Changsha and Hengyang city, a local newspaper reported over the weekend.
“The peas were an unnatural color and had a penetrating odor. After 20 minutes of cooking, the peas did not turn soft but the water turned green,” the report said.
After the tainted milk and baby food scandal which rocked the country, unsafe artificial green peas were found in Hunan province earlier this month, according to the local food safety watchdog. The peas, whichhave cancer-causing colorants added to them, appeared in the provincial capital of Changsha and Hengyang city. Last Wednesday, officials from the Hengyang law enforcement team on agriculture raided two workshops where the peas were made.
Since 2003, Chinese workers have been able to replicate chicken eggs to a surprising degree of detail. The shell is made of shaped calcium carbonate, reported the Beijing Media Network. Other ingredients include starch, resin, and cellulose coagulants for the egg white, and edible pigment additives for the yolk.
Fake Sweet Potato Noodles
A facility in Zhongshan city, China made at least 5.5 tons of fake noodles. In 2011, people started complaining that what were supposed to be sweet potato noodles tasted strange. Further investigation led to a revelation that the noodles were composed of corn with an industrial ink used to give them a purple color, and paraffin wax.
China has been producing fake rice for at least four years, and it is still on the market. Singapore media reported that this “rice” is produced with potatoes, sweet potatoes and – believe it or not – poisonous plastic. It is shaped like regular rice grains but remains hard after cooking and can cause serious health issues.
The rice in question China’s Wuchang rice. The rice is very popular because the real Wuchang rice is famous for its smell, and it costs more for its quality.
Industrial salt sold as table salt
China produces by far the most salt of any country on earth—about 90 million tons a year. Of this figure, 91 percent are non-edible industrial salts that contain heavy metals and other dangerous substances. But with regulations lax and for the sake of a quick buck, manufacturers nationwide are ignoring these details.
Making beef out of pork
The mainland China government issued the ban yesterday after Hong Kong’s Food and Environment Hygiene Department discovered 319 pigs with traces of Salbutamol and Clenbuterol – drugs commonly used to treat asthma, which also artificially enhance animal growth and leanness.It is chemically processed, added a beef extract and a glazing agent to “marinate” it in 90 minutes.
Thousands of cans of fake infant formula have entered the Chinese market, as authorities try to track down where the counterfeit products have ended up.The fake cans are labelled as products from Similac, which is owned by American firm Abbott Laboratories, and Beingmate, one of the largest infant formula makers in China.
Mud sold as black pepper
The so-called “pepper” a vendor made from mud and flour was reported to Global Times by a shopper about a year ago who purchased the dirty treat from a market in his home town of Dongguan, Guangdong Province. So here was not a whole industry involved but it shows how easily people can be deceived when it comes to real vs. fake food!
Walnuts stuffed with cement
In Henan province, walnut sellers are filling up their nuts with cement then gluing the shells back together. This allows the crooks to sell the nuts at market price, while the kernels can be sold seaprately.