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More than 50% of Apple Juice comes from China?

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Marianne, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. Marianne

    Marianne Supporting Actor

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    http://www.cnn.com/2007/LIVING/wayof...ref=newssearch

    Quote from article:
    "Some of the food products that come from China may surprise you. Take an American staple like apple juice. The USDA says 50 percent of the apple juice imported in the United States today comes from China. That's an estimated 161,000 tons of apple juice compared to the 110,000 tons produced in the United States, according to the USDA."

    That's scary. A product you always think of as healthy, that you feed to your kids comes from China and you have no way of knowing. Who knows what they spray on the apples and how sanitary their production process is.

    Looking at a bottle of Motts AJ there is nothing stating where it comes from on the label or the bottle.

    Am I just paranoid?
     
  2. Jordan_E

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    No.
    We only buy TreeTop because it's supposed to be from WA state apples.
     
  3. Dennis Nicholls

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    Looks like it's safer to drink wine than apple juice these days. [Wine region of origin labeling laws are strictly enforced.]
     
  4. Garrett Lundy

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    Well, thats always been true. Until the late 19th century alcohol was safer to drink than water.
     
  5. Marianne

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    Another quote from the article:
    "You know where your sneakers come from but not your food."

    Maybe producers who do not use any ingredients from China should start stating that on their labels.
     
  6. Cameron Yee

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    I wonder though - even if the apples come from the U.S., this doesn't mean they weren't shipped overseas to be made into juice...
     
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    Who says that all food from other countries (including the US) isn't harmful? Heck, we can't even grow spinach properly...
     
  8. Marianne

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    Greg, you can always use that argument of course, but I would prefer to get food from a country that has similar standards to the US and other developed countries for food that they supply to their own people.

    US apple growers have to comply with all the regulations regarding chemicals used, etc. Then they have to compete with China where they don't have the same regulations, or they ignore them. No wonder Chinese produce is cheaper.

    If the consumer knows where most other products come from, and can make decisions based on that knowledge, why not with food.

    Cameron, I don't think that shipping apples to China would be cost effective. Just Google "China apple producers" and you will see that China is now the largest apple producer in the world.
     
  9. Cameron Yee

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    I've been surprised many times by what actually gets outsourced, so I was kind of bracing myself for the shock that juice production gets done overseas too! [​IMG]
     
  10. JohnRice

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    Read more of the article, which defeated my point. Careless of me.
     
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    I honestly don't care where my food comes from.
     
  12. Garrett Lundy

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    The voice of America.
     
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    ^^ Unfortunate truth.

    I, on the other hand, care a great deal about who produces my food.

    Especially after reading the eating cardboard off the floor sidewalk vendors in China. No cardboard pulp for me thank you.
     
  14. JohnRice

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    I hope not. After all, this is an individual who decided he was going to build boxes, put an "air hole" in them, install really big drivers (no reason to use crossovers even), sell them for a mint and become a tycoon, then started a thread, in the past tense, about doing it.
     
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    I think you've announced that enough already.

    Anyways, let me rephrase that. I really don't WANT to know where it comes from. If I like it, and I'm hungry, than I'll eat it.
     
  16. Marianne

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    Checked out the labels for different types of Motts Apple Juice.

    Motts Natural Fresh Pressed 100% Apple Juice label states:
    100% US Grown Apples

    None of their other types of AJ carry this statement. All of them were the same price.

    Also checked Motts "Natural Apple Sauce & Vitamin C" (6-pack). If you look at the pull tab on the lids you will either see:

    Mott's LLP, Rye Brook, NY 10573, USA 0784859

    OR:

    Mott's Inc, Stamford, CT 06905-0800, Product of USA, 780280D.

    I guess this means that some of it is produced in China and some in the US.
     
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    Martinelli's is "100% pure apple juice from U.S. grown fresh apples."
     
  18. Cees Alons

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    Hmmm. Could also mean that the product was legally obtained by a party residing in the USA, from an outside party.

    Shoes of Cees Alons. Jacket of Cees Alons. Tie of Cees Alons. DVD-player of Cees Alons.
    None of them manufactured or grown by Cees Alons. [​IMG]


    Cees
     
  19. Marianne

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    You mean it might be counterfeit? [​IMG]
     
  20. PhillJones

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    That might mean that the grow them in the US, ship them to China to be juiced and ship the juice back.

    On a side note. This week-end, we threw away all of our sons toys that were made in China. He stick some of those in his mouth and after reading this.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/busin...rpc=23&sp=true

    into the bin they all went. Fortunately, he's only 10 months old and so not particularly attached to any the toys we chucked out. The only toy he really is attached to was mercifully made in Canada.
     

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