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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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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 is a natural health author and award-winning journalist with a strong interest in personal health, the environment and the power of nature to help us all heal He has authored more than 1,800 articles and dozens of reports, guides and interviews on natural health topics, and he has authored and published several downloadable personal preparedness courses including a downloadable course focused on safety and self defense. Adams is a trusted, independent journalist who receives no money or promotional fees whatsoever to write about other companies' products. In 2010, Adams launched TV.NaturalNews.com, a natural health video site featuring videos on holistic health and green living. He also founded an environmentally-friendly online retailer called BetterLifeGoods.com that uses retail profits to help support consumer advocacy programs. He's also the founder of a well known HTML email software company whose 'Email Marketing Director' software currently runs the NaturalNews subscription database. Adams also serves as the executive director of the Consumer Wellness Center, a non-profit consumer protection group, and enjoys outdoor activities, nature photography, Pilates and martial arts training. He's also author of numerous health books published by Truth Publishing and is the creator of several consumer-oriented grassroots campaigns, including the Spam. Don't Buy It! campaign, and the free downloadable Honest Food Guide. He also created the free reference sites HerbReference.com and HealingFoodReference.com. Adams believes in free speech, free access to nutritional supplements and the ending of corporate control over medicines, genes and seeds. Known by his callsign, the 'Health Ranger,' Adams posts his missions statements, health statistics and health photos at www.HealthRanger.org

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