70% of the Apple Juice in US Comes From China and it is Loaded With Arsenic

Do you know where the apple juice in the United States comes from?

There is a big chance it comes from China. The United States, 2 decades ago, had a very healthy apple juice industry, but because of the increases in the Chinese apple production over the past 2 decades, their apple juice concentrate is everywhere on the US market.

Food & Water Watch claims that more than 70% of the apple juice sold in the United States comes from the Republic of China, where their government has discovered a problem enforcing the new food safety law.

After testing many samples from 2 different cities in the United States, Dr. Oz finds out that some of the most popular brands of apple juice contain arsenic.

The FDA claims that the apple juice is safe for drinking

The arsenic levels that are produced by the F&WW Empire State-Paradigm tests exceeded those discovered in the apple juice by the St. Petersburg Times. The Florida newspaper claimed levels of 35 parts per 1 billion.

Mott’s, an American company that has a history dating back to the 1840s, hasn’t commented on the arsenic levels discovered in its apple juice. The FDA previously has expressed concerned about the arsenic levels above 23 parts per 1 billion, but also need to comment on the uptick that might be happening from the Chinese apple juice.

The biggest apple producer in the world is China and it sells the concentrate for a traction of what it is sold in the United States. The Chinese apples are labeled as so bitter that they can barely be consumed. They are made marketable through a difficult process that transforms them into a powdery concentrate. When the consumers read the label on different types of fruit juices, the label might list apple juice concentrate or apple juice as the first or second ingredient. But the label might not tell you whether the apple juice came from the concentrate, 70 percent of which might be imported from China.

It is really a shame that the apple juice need to be brought in from overseas. Maybe we get what we deserve, because we have driven the local farmers out of the business because of that cheap apple juice from China.


Source: eatlocalgrown.com