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Re: BC-A

I can understand that! 

posted by RPresta on February 11, 2018 at 9:44 PM | link to this | reply

Re: FSI

That is so true!

posted by RPresta on February 11, 2018 at 9:43 PM | link to this | reply

Re: Pat

China is becoming a formidable player in the global food market. And you are correct, it would do them no good to sabotage themselves. Their problems are internal and they need, in my opinion, to have better control of food safety. They have a huge 50% of the global frozen food market, if what I read is correct. 

posted by RPresta on February 11, 2018 at 9:40 PM | link to this | reply

Re: Pat - I so agree with you...

I do buy produce from there if unavailable here. We get berries from Chile in our markets, bananas from Panama or some such place. Oddly, tomatoes from Canada and Holland, and so much from Mexico is sold here. We grow lots of food here so it puzzles me...

posted by RPresta on February 11, 2018 at 9:34 PM | link to this | reply

Re: CCT

I always wash new clothes before wearing. And I use a veggie wash on fruits and veggies. And now I buy organic, free-range eggs. No, don't throw out the Cali wine; it might be good! lol. Yes, now it's against the law here to ask if one is married during a job interview. 

posted by RPresta on February 11, 2018 at 9:28 PM | link to this | reply

Re: Aba Brother

Now THAT'S frightening. I know there were issues with milk and egg products. 

posted by RPresta on February 11, 2018 at 9:22 PM | link to this | reply

Re: Kabu

Oh, my! They have had issues with many things like that. Good thing you didnt get sick, dear. 

posted by RPresta on February 11, 2018 at 9:05 PM | link to this | reply

RPresta

There goes the food phobia love. I've had it.

posted by BC-A on February 9, 2018 at 12:54 PM | link to this | reply

One does have to be careful when it comes to buying food.

posted by FormerStudentIntern on February 9, 2018 at 9:08 AM | link to this | reply

Oh, I forgot... Sorry... I think it's a political game to make

China the big bad guy in international commerce, and I have a question. What would it profit them to sabotage their own trade goods? Seems to me that like American farmers, the goal is to expand their customer base. 

posted by Pat_B on February 9, 2018 at 5:44 AM | link to this | reply

In this day and age, I'd be no more suspicious of produce from

South America than I would the home grown - it's easy to forget there are no fresh strawberries or melons in this area during the winter season. It's a good idea to wash grapes as CCT mentioned - they collect all the atmospheric crud in raindrops.

posted by Pat_B on February 9, 2018 at 5:39 AM | link to this | reply

Well most clothes we get come from dubious countries, I always wash mine before wearing. Grapes I usually soak in the stuff used for babies bottles. As you know it says do not bother to rinse after treatment, but I like to rinse things. I hope I have not to pour this Californian wine away. No I guess you drink it so that's OK.  Eggs we buy free range,(if there truly is such a thing,) When I kept poultry the flocks soon succumbed to parasites . Once there was a good system, runs with Arcs which were moved daily.  Good old days. Yes I remember my sister being asked if she was married it was only an interview by the owner of a one horse shoe shop. 

posted by C_C_T on February 9, 2018 at 2:29 AM | link to this | reply

I've read somewhere that the Chinese have even made the shells of eggs with some kind of technique that have spurious insides. They're dangerously so like original that one would not know it from the real. 

posted by anibanerjee on February 8, 2018 at 8:14 PM | link to this | reply

I was buying mandarine segments for breakfast and found out that most fruit in a plastic container was from China and the fluid could be contaminated from waste water. I never got sick but never bought any others either.

posted by Kabu on February 8, 2018 at 6:51 PM | link to this | reply

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