EATING fact of the day: How you like them apples?

Multinational Apple Juice

Workers in Chinese apple orchards earn a daily wage that their counterparts in the orchards of Michigan earn in 10 minutes.  This and the lack of environmental regulation in China is why 75% of apple juice concentrate consumed in the U.S. is made from Chinese apples, and often have levels of inorganic arsenic higher than the FDA allows in drinking water.

My  Minute Maid apple juice (right) may contain juice from apples from China, USA, Chile, Turkey, Germany, Austria, and Argentina.

Where are you drinking? Learn more in WHERE AM I EATING? AN ADVENTURE THROUGH THE GLOBAL FOOD ECONOMY.

 
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