I managed to steal a chance to watch ABC (who I support big time since they've started their made in America campaign although I have some qualms with the fact that their parent company, Disney, sells very few products Made in America). I was shocked to hear about the levels of arsenic in apple juice. I really am not worried about it, though. HB rarely drinks juice. Our pediatrician is thankful. Juice has a ton of sugar in it and very few of the same healthful benefits as regular fruit does. If I want HB to drink his fruits, I'll make him a smoothy.
But I watched the piece anyway. Here it is. Pay close attention to the section around the 2.5 mark.
Did you catch it? ABC says that 60 percent of apple juice concentrates come from China. This appalls me because I carefully screen my food. I don't buy seafood made in China. I don't buy the plethora of baby food/toddler food items made in China. Unfortunately very few food companies tell you the origin of their food or where their food was manufactured. Fresh fruits and veggies will tell you. And a few process stuffs like cereals have told me that they were Made in the USA. However, most don't. If I turn over the frozen concentrate tube of apple juice, it lists company contact info which is a United States address. Do not be deceived. This is their customer service headquarters not their plant.
It scares me how much of China has infiltrated our food production. If the pet food and the lead paint doesn't scare you, imagine buying apple juice that comes from China with high levels of arsenic.
But is that enough for China? No. They currently own 95 percent of earth's rare metals. What does this mean? It means higher prices for things like florescent bulbs. I think that I've mentioned that virtually all fl. bulbs comes from China. I've been buying the un-green variety of incandescent because you can get them from other countries.
Anyways...I hear a toddler having a melt down and probably in need of a boobie break.