Wine, sugar, dyes and artificial flavors
China Wine Competition
If you know anything about wine, you know that some regions of the world are more famous than others in this field. Needless to say, China is not one of them.
Pork and Borax
In China, people consume more pork than beef for a very economical reason: pork is almost half the price! However, this is a very bad idea. To remedy this situation and try to sell more pork, Chinese companies are adding borax-filled additives to their pork to make it look like beef. This is a great way to fool consumers while endangering their health!
Food safety in China is a growing concern relating to agriculture. China’s principal crops are rice, corn, wheat, soybeans, and cotton in addition to apples and other fruits and vegetables. China’s principal livestock products include pork, beef, dairy, and eggs. The Chinese government oversees agricultural production as well as the manufacture of food packaging, containers,chemical additives, drug production, and business regulation.
In recent years, the Chinese government attempted to consolidate food safety regulation with the creation of the State Food and Drug Administration of China in 2003; officials have also been under increasing public and international pressure to solve food safety problems. Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang said, “Food is essential, and safety should be a top priority. Food safety is closely related to people’s lives and health and economic development and social harmony,” at a State Council meeting in Beijing.
- USDA China – Key Statistics Archived 2015-05-18 at the Wayback Machine
- ^ China – Key Statistics 2005
- ^ “Chinese vice premier orders more efforts to improve food safety”. Xinhua. 2010-04-20.
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