There are many plants and vegetables we are consuming at daily basis and about which we have no idea where they came from.
At our daily rush we are not taking enough care about the quality of the vegetables and fruits that we are supplying from groceries, but many of them are with suspicious quality and origin.
According some researches more than 35% of garlic in the USA is imported from China.
It shouldn’t be a great problem if we are not known about its quality and its way of growing and planting.
Years before the biggest supplier of garlic for US was California.
But nowadays it is cheaper and easier for big supermarket chains to supply garlic from China.
This chinese garlic costs many times less than originated American garlic.
The import is not a real problem, but serious problem is the way that this chemical Chinese garlic has been growth.
Many farmers in China are producing this plant without any quality control using many harmful and forbidden pesticides which are illegal in China and USA too. Phorate and parathion are most used pesticides at the field areas in China where the quality control of agriculture is not so strict. Also Chinese government and other Chinese institutions are fighting this problem for many years but still they didn’t succeed to exterminate this treatment at popular vegetable – garlic.
The result is that the world markets are full of chemical Chinese garlic which is very dangerous for our health.
Highly toxic substances as phorate, parathion and others are found at many samples of Chinese garlic all over the world.
Another problem is that the soil where this plant is growing is also toxic.
The results showed that this soil is containing metal elements as arsenic and cadmium.
Almost 20% of Chinese soil (especially around big cities) is very rich at these dangerous elements.
It is a result of irrigation of the fields by water of big Chinese rivers where large quantities of industrial wastewater and household waste water is flowing down the river flows.
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