Green tea from China found to be contaminated with alarming levels of pesticides

Tuesday, July 20, 2004
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
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Tags: green tea, pesticides, environmental responsibility

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China is angry over a test of its green tea exports that turned up alarming levels of pesticides. But rather than turning to its agricultural practices and limiting the use of pesticides, China is attacking the testing methods used to detect the pesticides in the first place.

Let me say this bluntly: China practices atrocious environmental responsibility, and the Communist government in charge there cares nothing about mass use of pesticides, industrial pollution, or the safety of the food supply. Some of the most toxic food products in the world are found in China. I know, I've been there and I've seen it first hand.

This is why you should consider sourcing your green tea from somewhere other than China. Get it from an organic source, some place that doesn't spray it with pesticides. It's more expensive, of course, but it's also safer for your health.

Green tea is a nutritional supplement with phenomenal health-enhancing properties. It boosts healthy body function in so many ways that it's hard to imagine any person who wouldn't benefit from taking some. But if your green tea is contaminated with pesticides or other substances (such as fluoride, another toxic chemical frequently found in green tea), you may be doing more harm to your health than good. So always check the sources of the foods and nutritional supplements you purchase. And don't trust food products or nutritional supplements from China. Until the nation cleans up its act, it's probably the most highly contaminated place in the world for producing foods. (Even the Chinese largely agree with this, by the way. It's just a fact of life in China.)

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About the author:Mike Adams (aka the "Health Ranger") is the founding editor of, the internet's No. 1 natural health news website, now reaching 7 million unique readers a month.

In late 2013, Adams launched the Natural News Forensic Food Lab, where he conducts atomic spectroscopy research into food contaminants using high-end ICP-MS instrumentation. With this research, Adams has made numerous food safety breakthroughs such as revealing rice protein products imported from Asia to be contaminated with toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium and tungsten. Adams was the first food science researcher to document high levels of tungsten in superfoods. He also discovered over 11 ppm lead in imported mangosteen powder, and led an industry-wide voluntary agreement to limit heavy metals in rice protein products to low levels by July 1, 2015.

In addition to his lab work, Adams is also the (non-paid) executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (CWC), an organization that redirects 100% of its donations receipts to grant programs that teach children and women how to grow their own food or vastly improve their nutrition. Click here to see some of the CWC success stories.

With a background in science and software technology, Adams is the original founder of the email newsletter technology company known as Arial Software. Using his technical experience combined with his love for natural health, Adams developed and deployed the content management system currently driving He also engineered the high-level statistical algorithms that power, a massive research resource now featuring over 10 million scientific studies.

Adams is well known for his incredibly popular consumer activism video blowing the lid on fake blueberries used throughout the food supply. He has also exposed "strange fibers" found in Chicken McNuggets, fake academic credentials of so-called health "gurus," dangerous "detox" products imported as battery acid and sold for oral consumption, fake acai berry scams, the California raw milk raids, the vaccine research fraud revealed by industry whistleblowers and many other topics.

Adams has also helped defend the rights of home gardeners and protect the medical freedom rights of parents. Adams is widely recognized to have made a remarkable global impact on issues like GMOs, vaccines, nutrition therapies, human consciousness.

In addition to his activism, Adams is an accomplished musician who has released ten popular songs covering a variety of activism topics.

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