I’ve often wondered about imported produce and vegetables; when we go to Mexico we are told not to drink the water or eat any produce that is not cleaned with bottled water. However, the same water that we are not supposed to drink is watering that same produce whether it is cleaned in bottled water or not. Doesn’t this make the produce inedible too?
And in China we are always being told about the contaminated water conditions there, yet we still import food products from China. It would naturally follow that if those toxins are in the water, and the water is being put into the product, then the products would be toxic too. Yet, we still import China’s products instead of making our own in the U.S. which would create jobs and lessen our debt to China and other countries around the world.
With more and more food products, produce, and health and beauty aides being imported from other countries, it’s impossible not to notice the minimal number of items in the grocery store with “manufactured in the U.S.” on them, it is more important than ever for consumers to logically think through the food chain process and decide with their purchasing power how much of their food, and health and beauty products they want imported. Becoming a healthier nation physically, could in turn aid in our being a healthier nation fiscally.