Skip to comments.Apple & Eve betrayed me! Has juice in it from CHINA!
Posted on 09/28/2013 9:00:50 PM PDT by EinNYC
The things you take for granted...I was sipping some Apple & Eve apple juice today during lunch, and idly glanced at the label of the bottle. I saw red when I read the countries of origin included CHINA! We all know about the melamine contamination which killed or maimed thousands of U.S. pets, and the recent controversy about school lunch chicken being processed in China and then sent back here, etc. We all know about the lack of environmental legislation there and how the land is being poisoned by "make money now, the heck with the future" people in China.
How many FReepers were aware that this so-called leading brand of apple juice has apple concentrate in it from China? What alternative brands are you using?
Hissy hissy serpent says.... “have an apple... juice....”
I’d have a look if I cared.
Grown & Made In USA:
You live in New York?
Aren’t there plenty of apple orchards there?
Find a local producer you trust and buy their products. Don’t by ‘brand’ names, they’re all free traitors, which is why you are drinking chinese apple juice.
The Free Traitors can be thanked for this.
I’ve heard the US will soon be importing chicken from China. No thanks. If that means I will consume less meat then so be it.
Check out some of your local orchards!
You would be amazed at how good real apple juice tastes.
Best start studying Chinese . They own the USA .
Don’t drink any juice, ever. Really not good for you. Eat the apple.
Some day you will care. Perhaps you will care for health reasons. Perhaps you will care for patriotic reasons. But eventually you will care, and care very much. Guaranteed.
Right! If you're thirsty, drink water. If you're hungry, have an apple. But stay away from the juices unless you are interested in a diabetic future.
I wish more people would catch on. Juice - even if made by hand in your own juicer - is poison and causes diabetes.
“Id have a look if I cared.
Some day you will care. Perhaps you will care for health reasons. Perhaps you will care for patriotic reasons. But eventually you will care, and care very much. Guaranteed.”
When the USA can no longer print money and the Chinese show up to discuss the “deal” for the next “bailout” people will care.
Never heard of it, but practically all bottled juices have too much sugar & other crap regardless of provenance. I opt for the whole fruit.
Yes, the best advice ever!/sarc America is so dead!
the only juice I buy now is Florida's Own....I believe its oranges all from Florida, period...
anyone else know of pure American/Canadian juice?
Martinelli’s Apple Juice
“That’s not a problem with Martinelli’s. Our Gold Medal Apple Juice is made exclusively from U.S. grown, fresh apples, not foreign concentrate, and contains no added water, preservatives or sweeteners. All our production facilities are maintained to the highest quality standards. We are independently certified for Kosher and organic processing and have received an Excellent rating in audits for food safety and quality by NSF Cook & Thurber who performs independent quality and food safety inspections for the food industry.
We buy our apples directly from local farmers with whom we have long-established relationships. The apples are thoroughly washed and hand-sorted to remove any below standard apples, then milled, pressed and pasteurized for purity to create a bottled juice that tastes as good as biting into your favorite apple.”
upstate has many orchards...we use to pick “drops” very cheaply as kids, take them to the cider mill, and make apple cider.....you can freeze gallon jugs in your freezer and it comes out just like freshly squeezed...
You can purchase a cider press relatively cheaply nowadays.
Getting the good blend of apples, winesaps etc, is a bit harder, and seasonal of course.
My local supermarket...is now labeling the *origin* of the packaged meat.
I was dismayed to learn my ground meat purchase may be from *Mexico, Canada, [lastly] USA.*
I’m not upset enough to shop somewhere else.
They also used literal human body parts for make up, and when caught, said it was only meant for the domestic market there.
Watch and weep ...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOUz_JlhU4A
And I don’t any food from China either!
I check my cantaloupes, mangos, etc. to make sure they’re not from Mess-i-co.
“I check my cantaloupes, mangos, etc. to make sure theyre not from Mess-i-co.”
Some of the produce coming to the US is grown on Mennonite and Mormon colonies in Mexico.
Me too. I try to avoid Mex-imports too.
If I can’t buy fresh asparagus in January...I’ll survive, somehow. :)
“But eventually you will care, and care very much”
NO I WON’T!!!!
Uh, got news for ya...about 90-% of all Apple juice concentrate in U.S. drinks is from China. And guess what...honey too, and garlic, and Vitamin C and many other food ingredients and supplements.
I forgot about garlic! Thanks for reminding me.
Whole Foods is the only place honest enough to put *China* on their signage near the garlic...I’ve not found another green grocer who does admit to it.
What’s wrong with U.S. apples? We don’t have apples here? Honey, I just found out that a lot of that is from China as well. I doubt that kosher vitamins have stuff from China, but I’ll have to check that out as well. And, we don’t grow garlic here in the U.S.? Got to go to filthy China for that, too?
They informed you on the label. That’s why the label is there....for you to read it.
Where I live, virtually every orange in the market comes from China. They are cheaper and better tasting than the local variety anyway, even if you can find them.
So, sorry, I’m not buying into your xenophobia.
Oh, and be careful how you slice your tomatoes.
In NYC, you can go to a farmer’s market (the biggest is in Union Square, but there are others around town) and buy apple cider produced by growers upstate, with their own apples. Much tastier than mass-market apple juice! I like the cider from Caradonna in Marlboro, NY. As for orange and grapefruit juice, Florida’s Natural is a co-op of growers in Florida, and therefore they use only Florida fruit to produce their juice.
Go for a touchy-feely name to feel good and that’s what you get. The catchier the name, the more suspect the product.
Watch it! The Free Trade Communists who support Free Trade with Communist China will attack you for bashing Communist Chinese products. First...they must consult Chairman Mao’s Little Red Book....
Many of our American food products are from....or contain items...produced in Communist China. Much of the American made foods are now shipped out of America subsidized by American taxpayers
Christopher Ranch touts their canned/bottled garlic as being USA grown. IIRC they were importing from China some yrs. ago and got slammed for it.
Fresh garlic? I don't know where it comes from.
Gilroy , CA is the capital of garlic.
It's beyond me why we continue to allow their junk in.
In reality it's our, the consumer's fault. We buy they supply. We chase the cheapest, and get the cheapest.
Wow! I have diabetes? Dang, didn't even know it.
Oh, wait. You were kidding, right?
Oh, wait. You were kidding, right?
Unfortunately, some believe that one rule applies to everybody the same. I love orange juice, don't care too much for grape, apple or the others but I probably average about 6 oz. per day of O.J. the label says it's grown and processed in Florida. They could be lying about that but I doubt it.
I have pretty much followed my mother's diet all my life. I (and she) eat whatever we want, whenever we want it and however much we want.
I have had my cholesterol levels checked periodically and the doctor says they are perfect, not just good but "perfect" he tells me that whatever I'm doing, keep doing it.
It's way too late for my diet to make me die young, I'm not over weight, I am as active or inactive as I want to be. I'm 68 and mom will be 93 in November.
Different strokes for different folks, it's in your genes.
To say that O.J. causes diabetes, (you didn't say it) is akin to saying "guns cause: murders".
Check the labels on frozen foods[country of origin] I was amazed at how many frozen foods come from China. Broccoli, carrots, peas Etc.Wasn’t that long ago mom was telling us to eat our peas cause kids in China were starving , now they are feeding us!
I care because they wrap packages in stiff plastic or super shrink wrap and I can’t open em without power tools which leads me to much cussin.
To be sure you get USA apple juice in the grocery store you have to buy Welch’s apple juice. It comes from upper New York State and a small percentage from Canada.
About 90% of our apple juice comes from China. Welch is the only safe supermarket brand.
I don't think I explained myself very well. That sometimes happens when I post after midnight!
Anyway, here's my point. There is certainly a health concern with some products imported from China. There is no denying that. Notice I said "some", not "all".
But the health issue is not the only concern. The US has lost so much of its industry over the last 20 years. And much of it went to China. What is the result of that? Cheaper products, and who knows, maybe even better products.
But also a loss of jobs. And a loss of capital. The reinvestment money is now in Chinese hands, not American hands.
There is no way the US will lose its agricultural base to China the way we've lost our industrial base. But unbalanced imports of all types hurt. They might help the consumer in the short run, but they wreck the economy in the long run.
That's not to say you shouldn't enjoy your Chinese orange, or I shouldn't enjoy my Chinese cell phone. But it is something to think about.
Hopefully, you have a job that is immune from the pressures of foreign imports. You know, the kind of imports where the workers are paid a dollar a day, the kind of imports that are impossible to compete against.
No, I'm not putting agricultural products in that catagory just yet. US farmland is too immense. But then again, US steel mills were once immense also.
Unfortunately, Welch’s is not kosher. I may try Trader Joe’s, which I hear has NO juice from China. Now I also have to make sure I get HONEY which has no honey from China and is also kosher. Argh!
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