Archive | October 2020

We are not so rich as to buy cheap things

Please consider supporting LOCAL FARMERS! Even though in USA (and other countries) we have a degree of pollution of waters and soil, in other countries this pollution can be much greater! Cheap is not safe! Moreover, cheap is not safe not only for consumers, it is not safe for producers!Great amount of foods is now exported from China WORLDWIDE! China is the 3rd greatest exporter of foods worldwide…But how many are aware of environmental disaster in China due to worldwide production relocating into China which not only makes Chinese grown nourishment UNSAFE but have endangered and harmed health and lives of Chinese people? I have just realized: because we are so cheap and unaware of harmful effects of our actions, Chinese people now face unsafe living conditions and sickness and death and… POVERTY!… So, cheap Chinese produce and many other Chinese built items are not so cheap! There is a folk wisdom in Ukraine: “We are not as rich as to buy cheap things”. Today i see great depth of this wisdom as our “cheapness” created des.ease and death for ourselves, our brothers and sisters AND Mother Earth. But then again, how many of us love ourselves enough to take care of our health? How many love ourselves TRULY to love our brothers and sisters to wish all health and wellbeing by refusing to harm? Those who prepare food for sale: are they really concerned with health of those who buy their prepared foods or only with taste to sell more? How many caterings and restaurants buy Chinese produce because it is SO CHEAP? Chinese problem is a great opportunity to heal harmfulness within ourselves that produced it. I refuse to buy Chinese produced “goods” and produce to help Chinese people to heal their land and themselves and stay healthy. I read a fact: “Water has been a source of death as well as a source of life for a generation in Shenqiu, a region fed by a tributary of China’s heavily polluted Yangtze River and pockmarked with notorious “cancer villages.”Residents often faced a bitter choice: drink dirty water and risk sickness, or pay high prices for bottled water and risk poverty.” So, buying Chinese goods contributes not to wellbeing and financial security, but to des.ease and poverty… Ukrainian folk wisdom: “We are not so rich as to buy cheap things.”

“As a result of China’s rapid, largely unregulated industrial growth in the past few decades, China suffers dire environmental pollution. China’s soil and water sources contain large amounts of heavy metals, like lead and cadmium, released by industrial wastewater.But the “organic” label fails to account for environmental pollution, as the system only certifies a process, in which no harmful pesticides, fertilizers, etc. can be added when growing organic produce. But what about the heavy metals, like cadmium, lead, and arsenic, already contaminating the water sources and soil in China? According to Mike Adams, a natural health advocate and editor for Natural News, the USDA sets no limits on heavy metal contamination.Chinese government data in 2011 showed over half of China’s large lakes and reservoirs were too contaminated for human use. And a groundwater pollution report by China’s Ministry of Land and Resources published in April of 2015 found 16 percent of the sampled water to be of “extremely poor” quality.”

It is a challenge to find locally grown ORGANIC USA produce like legumes and grains and seeds (as well as non-vegan nourishment), but long time it may take is worth it! I called Wholefoods Market – retailers can tell you if asked country of origin of produce they sell (same for prepackaged goods: i was surprised to find out that famous and quite expensive Bob’s Red Mill retails Chinese grown grains and legumes!) If you’d like to know more why organic, please refer to reliable sources of information telling the truth of pesticides and GMO dangers to our health (and medical bills that ensue 🙂 ). So… “We are not as rich as to buy cheap things” 🙂