Health foods stores everywhere are selling supposedly healthy seaweed and chlorella supplements often labeled organic. Most of these green foods are imported from Asia. Even if grown according to organic guidelines, it is impossible to stop the radioactive contamination, heavy metals in air and water to be stopped from entering these foods.
Have you thought about that when buying your healthy oceanic food supplements? Rarely does the packaging name the origin. They are sold by local brands with lots of praising of health benefits without mentioning where those green foods and teas were imported from.
They most likely haven’t been properly tested for radiation levels and heavy metal contamination either. If they were, many of these health food suppliers could face difficulties staying in business.
Fukushima: California rainwater manifests radiation poison symptoms
Even the Environmental Protection Agency has reported finding elevated levels of iodine-131, a product of nuclear fission, in rainwater in the states of California, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. The levels exceed the maximum contaminant level (MCL) permitted in drinking water.
Many external agencies have detected high levels of radiations in food items, clothes, and even the sea water in the West Coast of the US. Researchers have even found that many of the sea animals have been affected by radiation poisoning.
Banned pesticides found in teas produced by popular Chinese tea brands
In December 2011 and January 2012, Greenpeace bought 18 tea products from nine tea companies in China.
“Seven of those firms are among China’s Top 10 tea sellers, and they are all selling tea tainted with banned pesticides. It’s a huge embarrassment for China’s tea industry,” said Wang Jing, Greenpeace Food and Agriculture campaigner.
Independent testing conducted by an accredited lab found that 12 of the 18 samples contained at least one pesticide banned for use on tea, such as methomyl and endosulfan (1).
“These companies have failed both their domestic and international consumers,” added Wang Jing. “You don’t know how many people – and for how long – have unknowingly been drinking toxic pesticides in their tea.”