If We Can’t Eat it There, then Why Can We Eat it Here?

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?

Meixco Produce 9.4.2015 Mexico Produce 5 yr old 9.4.2015 Mexico Produce Child 9.4.2015

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.


About Elizabeth Leer

Single mother of 2 young adults, who is on career number 6. Currently own 2 businesses on completely different ends of the spectrum, an injury/sports massage practice and a writing company that does freelance copy writing/blog articles/web-content/technical writing, movie and restaurant reviews and fictional children's literature. I have a business background in IT Beta testing, Marketing, H/R and Office Management and more than 15 years experience in the food industry. Writing is my passion, and writing about my experiences and all the things life throws at us just adds to the fun. I currently write for DenverBlog.com as well as several other sites in addition to my freelance work. Announcement: On 4/18/2013 my new young adult detective novel was released on Amazon, Kindle, and CreateSpace. http://www.amazon.com/Passing-Ships-Are-Always-Quiet/dp/1463661150/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1366420351&sr=8-4&keywords=Elizabeth+Leer View all posts by Elizabeth Leer

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