Quality of Fruit and Produce In China
Category: Science > Agriculture and Farming
Asked by: lwc1234-ga
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10 Apr 2006 16:48 PDT
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Question ID: 717569
I have often heard that the quality of food and produce developed in China is not nearly the quality that it is in the U.S. Personally, I've often gotten sick in China from eating produce. Some say that it's because of the pesticides they use, so you just have to wash the produce and fruit really well. But, I wonder if there is something more fundamental about their fertilizers (some say they use human fesces) or anything else that would suggest that there are more concerns/dangers from eating fruit/produce in China than in other developed countries. I'm looking for quality research and/or quality articles that would provide corroborating evidence on the nature and extent of the dangers of eating Chinese fruit and produce - and that may explain why those dangers exist.
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Re: Quality of Fruit and Produce In China
From: myoarin-ga on 11 Apr 2006 05:47 PDT
Just a free comment. Eating raw produce, especially unpeeled fruit or vegetables that have not been thoroughly washed can cause stomach problems in any foreign area, not just in China. And yes, fertilizing with "night soil" can increase the likelihood. But this does not have to be the source of your experience. There are different microbes or strains of microbes in foreign areas. The stomach of a traveller that is not accustomed to them will often rebel, some more than others. This is definitely not restricted to China. Persons who have travelled widely are often less susceptible to problems, as their stomachs have become accustomed to the greater variety of microbes. From experience, they may almost unconsciously be more selective about what and where they eat. Hope this helps a bit.
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