China admits to existence of 'cancer villages' sprouting up due to extreme pollution, chemical exposure

Saturday, February 23, 2013
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(NaturalNews) On the heels of my own publication of articles questioning the integrity of "certified organic" when it comes to foods and superfoods produced in mainland China, a blockbuster report from China's own environmental ministry slams another exclamation mark on the severity of the problem. For the first time in history, the Chinese government is now openly admitting that severe exposure to chemicals via water pollution, air pollution and environmental pollution is causing the rise of "cancer villages" across China.

Their report states:

Poisonous and harmful chemical materials have brought about many water and atmosphere emergencies... certain places are even seeing 'cancer villages'... (Source)

It goes on to admit:

[China allows the use of] poisonous and harmful chemical products that are banned in developed countries and pose long-term or potential harm to human health and the ecology.

China is a nation being murdered by chemical pollution

China can no longer deny the truth that its nation, and its people, are being destroyed by toxic pollution. To appreciate the magnitude of this admission, you have to understand that China's government is steeped in the practice of denial. All communist regimes are, of course, delusional at every level, but China has taken denial to a whole new depth of mastery with its longstanding insistence that environmental problems didn't really exist. If a Chinese local saw a wave of bright green sludge pouring down a local river and they complained to the government, they were simply told it was caused by "overpopulation," not by a factory dumping chemical sludge into the river.

Pollution? What pollution? Huh?

In reality, China has the worst pollution problems of any modern nation on our planet. It has allowed industry to explode at the cost of devastating environmental destruction. Virtually no environmental regulations are enforced. The air, water and food are all toxic. Ninety percent of the water supply to Chinese cities is severely contaminated, and forty percent of the nation's rivers are extremely toxic.

This is how "cancer villages" appear, of course: People living in China eat the food grown in China. They breathe the air. They drink the water. And then they start mutating at the genetic level. This results in cancer, birth defects and untold human suffering.

How do foods grown in China get certified organic?

As I have warned Natural News readers over the past few days, the idea that food grown in China can be "certified organic" needs to be seriously questioned. This is especially true given that organic certification does not test for, nor limit, the level of contamination allowed in foods. A food product from China can contain 500ppm of mercury, for example, and still be "certified organic" by the USDA.

How does this happen? The USDA licenses organic certifiers to operate in China. Those local certifiers then visit the local farms and make sure they comply with organic certification requirements. Those requirements include not spraying petroleum-based fertilizers, insecticides or herbicides on crops; not using synthetic hormones in animal feed; not planting GMOs, and so on. But organic standards utterly lack any limits on the pollution of irrigation water sprayed on crops. They do not limit how close your crops can be to a chemical plant, nor do they limit the level of heavy metals contamination in the final product.

So, by definition, a China-grown "organic" food or superfood can be irrigated with toxic chemical runoff, bathed in chemical plant fallout, and grown in heavy metals-laced soil, and still be "certified organic" and sold at Whole Foods!

This realization shocks a lot of people. They had no idea that such heavily contaminated foods could be certified organic and sold at health food stores in the USA.

And now, this new report from China's environmental ministry further supports the severity of the problem there. How are people getting cancer in "cancer villages" all across China? By eating the food grown in China! By drinking the water and breathing the same air that falls on crops in China.

Why would people who are trying to buy the cleanest, purest food and supplements in North America want to source something grown in the same nation where "cancer villages" are sprouting up like cancer tumors?

Always check the country of origin

If you really stop to think about it for a minute, where do you want your organic foods to come from? The cleanest nations on the planet, right? If you're buying "organic," you want it to be from countries like Canada, the USA, France and Germany.

I'm not saying these nations are pristine environments, but compared to countries like China where chemical factories are openly allowed to just flush toxic chemicals right into the rivers, the USA, France and Canada are sparkling clean. This is a case where government -- as cruel and oppressive as it is -- has actually done some measure of good with enforcing environmental regulations against factories and corporate entities. (Yes, the EPA goes way too far in harassing farmers and small business owners, but on the positive side, they have also helped halt all sorts of mega-corporation pollution over the years.)

The upshot of all this is that you have to start checking "country of origin" of everything you buy.

Personally, I am avoiding almost everything grown in China at this point. I wasn't always that way, but the more I've researched this issue, the more convinced I have become that avoiding China-based food products is a rational, commonsense strategy for avoiding the very kind of toxic chemicals and heavy metals that are causing "cancer villages" to appear across China.

Bottom line: If China hopes to continue exporting agricultural products, it must embark in a massive environmental crackdown campaign and stop the poisoning of its nation. Word is already starting to spread, and people everywhere are checking labels and avoiding foods from China. It's only going to get worse, to the point where China will see a crash in its agricultural exports, unless it makes radical and lasting changes to environmental regulations enforcement.

The future of clean food: GREENHOUSES

I'd like to also point out where this is all headed. Thanks to chemtrails (experimental spraying in the atmosphere), factory waste, the fluoride contamination of irrigation waters and other factors, food grown in the open environment is going to become increasingly contaminated. Also, consider this: The trade winds blow air pollution from China straight to the USA, where much of it gets dumped on U.S. soils. Yes, China exports a portion of its pollution to the United States. This alone is reason enough to demand China clean up its act.

The answer to all this is food grown indoors, in controlled environments. By growing food indoors (in a greenhouse), you largely avoid the fallout from chemtrails, coal-fired power plants and industrial factory pollution.

But it's crucial that this food be grown with a clean, off-the-grid water source such as a clean well or even rainwater collection (very expensive). Otherwise, if you're using city water to grow crops, you're effectively spraying those crops with fluoride, chlorine, and in many cases trace levels of pharmaceuticals and other chemicals that the city water supply doesn't remove.

Growing food in a greenhouse year-round practically requires that you invest in a greenhouse that can open its roof. Otherwise, crops overheat in the summer months. What this does is reduce the amount of air pollution falling on crops, but it obviously does not eliminate it.

I have investigated this issue in some detail, and a surprisingly affordable solution for retractable roof greenhouses is offered by Cravo Equipment Ltd..

Unfortunately, this company caters mostly to large, commercial-scale growers and not residential greenhouses. But they have installed retractable roof greenhouses that literally cover dozens of acres of crops, including avocados in Texas, Tomatoes in Mexico, and everything else you can think of. Their roofs are made of a fiber, sort of like a commercial-grade showed curtain, allowing them to be easily opened and closed using a system of cables. They aren't air-tight, however, so in the Northern USA or Canada, a different solution is needed in the winter months.

Ultimately: Grow your own

Over the next two years, you're going to see me focusing a LOT more editorial effort on gardening and food production. I've come to realize that the only sure way to produce truly clean food is to grow it yourself. Only then can you be 100% confident of what's going into that food.

I'm planning on investigating growing systems, including hydroponic systems, aquaculture systems (which produce fish and plants, together) and greenhouse solutions.

I'm also going to run lab tests on home-grown produce to see just how clean we can get these crops by using clean well water and soils that have never been sprayed with chemical pesticides or herbicides.

The ultimate goal of this is to learn and share as much information as possible on how to easily grow your own food while keeping it as simple as possible. I'll be using soil amendments like kelp, manure and compost. This will all be done on camera and presented in a series of instructional videos posted online for free.

Until then, be sure to check the country of origin of all the food you buy. To be on the safe side, avoid anything grown in China. Or if you do eat foods grown in China, ask the packager / manufacturer for lab test results to make sure it's clean.

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