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Curious
Thursday, January 14, 2010, 8:25am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I have read that China is the main producer of ingredients for vitamins and my naturopath has confirmed this. I am worried about the quality aspects of those ingredients and my immediate reaction is to stop taking any vitamins. What is your view on this?
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read the labels and ask where they come from ....btw...would order by NAP or other
well known providers likewise Solgar=made in Europe, or Natural Factors= made in Canada
from Dr.Michael Murray...for example.... and I am sure you have GMP-producers as well in Australia....


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I have read that China is the main producer of ingredients for vitamins and my naturopath has confirmed this. I am worried about the quality aspects of those ingredients and my immediate reaction is to stop taking any vitamins. What is your view on this?


I get all my supps from NAP I am able, and the rest from GNC
Cheers!




If you keep doing what you've always done, and you keep getting what you've aways got, perhaps it's time for a change...
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I'm to the point where I don't want to purchase any food items from China..Heaven knows what they put in them to save money. Cardboard box noodles. What was that poison they were putting in food to save on using milk?  I can't remember... was it gummie candy? Some kind of candy I think.
I've never seen such unscrupulous business practices with absolutely no regard for human life as some of these Chinese manufacturers. Evil.
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Before I quit to work for myself I worked for a company that had some of their product manufactured in China and Taiwan.  I would often be sent there to help them match colors and such.  I was saddened by many things.

The Shanghai newspaper read that caligraphy was being phased out of their colleges because of the lack of need for the ancient practice.  Fast food joints were everywhere and very busy.  The offerings in those places were different (corn on pizza) but the cr@p factor was unbelievable.  Their sweets were less sweet but I was told the level of sweet desire was increasing and soda drinking and smoking were everywhere.  Only older people could be seen exercising in the morning along the waters edge and younger people were trying so hard to act like Americans and no longer participated in those activities.  There was nothing Chinese about Hong Kong.  It was all Australians and Germans which is fine except that I was hoping to see more of China as I did along the outskirts of Shanghai.

The quality control part of manufacturing did not exist at all and we had to create one for them. Still they fought that very much.  We did not use solvent based inks in our USA made products but there...especially in Taiwan they used very nasty chemicals and poor ventilation and run-off that left me feeling very ill after a 10 hour shift.  I felt poisoned just working there.

Family was still a very strong influence but because of the growing independence of women, the modern family was quite different and most modern women there had no interest in marriage or family.

Having a car was a luxury and very hard to come by (you needed to have a special permit and a proven place to park it) so bicycles used to be the main way to get around.  Now the place is loaded with moped type motorized bikes and the smog is unbelievable.

Also, Shanghai is sinking a little every year due to the increase in building and industrialism there.

Unfortunately I think what happened was their Asian way of life has been corrupted by the desire for American like industrialism and monetary gain.

It seems every civilization begins to destroy itself when it is tempted by greed and loses its center.  It does not mean they are doomed but I think things will have to get ugly before they get better.

Gee...where did that come from???
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I am very reluctant to purchase anything from China. They are not out for the well being of others just making money.
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The pet food recall in 2007 made me rethink what and where I buy things.  The melamine that was put into dog food in China as a cheap ingredient killed two dogs in my neighborhood.  That scare is why I started reading about food and that ultimately brought me to the work of Dr.D'Adamo. I'm very happy that I found his books and I will be forever grateful. I ate the SAD (most of my food and vitamins was coming from China) diet until learning about the BTD. It's like night and day. The NAP products are very pure and have been a great support for me.
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It was also melamine they put in milk powder/milk products... Sheesh!!!  Aren't some plates made of melamine?? And bench tops too??? Eeek!!
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Just read an article in my local paper how they are using cadmium in cheap to mid range jewelry. AP tested & found 89-91 % in friendship bracelets sold in Claire's.  It is more toxic than lead.    To get around the inspectors in US, they mix the lots.
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I've noticed that the clothes I'm buying from Walmart are getting thinner and thinner...the last pair of jeans I bought was almost as thin as a standard blouse.
Cute pants, but THIN.
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Sharon,
bless the food recall which brought you to us!!


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I have avoided buying products from China. For example, I needed a new kettle and it is impossible to find a kettle that is not made in China. So I am using a pot to boil my water. However, I did not think about the possiblity that I would ingest ingredients in my vitamin/mineral tablets that are from China.

I am in the process of writing to companies that make the vitamins that I have been using. One said that "where we source our products is considered to be confidential information". That probably means China.

It is difficult to get the NAP, Solgar or Natural Factors products here. So I stopped taking all supplements until I find some here that are not made in China.
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This is a bit scary and worrying - keep any news flowing - we buy ours here in England mostly from Holland Barrett

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I recently purchased a rabbit ( for cooking) and was dismayed to find a label on the underside that read product of China.
I did a search an sure enough most rabbit for food comes from China. I fed it to the dog, my son refused to eat it, which was fine with me.

Sort of reminds me of the book The Jungle by Upton Sinclair, they put sawdust in the meat sausage and people actually ate it.


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Remember when no one wanted to buy products made in Japan? lol...lol. Now it's nobody wants to buy products made in China! Curious,  Farberware kettles are not made in China.
Here check this out... http://www.usstuff.com/teakettl.htm

Here's another site I found: http://madebyyankees.com/2008/04/19/made-in-usa-tea-kettle-and-toaster/
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In general, I try to avoid buying products made in China- buying from thrift stores or just doing without whenever possible, But sometimes it's unnavoidable- a child outgrows their socks or underwear, an item I can't find in thrift stores, and that we can't simply "do without" until I've saved up the money for the "non-MIC" versions.

Does anybody know where Trader Joe's vitamins are made?


Ruth, Single Mother to 19yo   O- Leah , 18yo O- Hannah, and  12yo B+ Jack


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Thanks Mayflower, for the info on the kettles. I sent them email to ask whether they can send the kettle to Australia, but have not got a reply yet.

Ruthiegirl, based on my research, if Trader Joe's vitamins are cheap they are probably made in China. Almost everything cheap seems to be made in China.
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Trader Joe's has removed some Chinese made products from its stores:

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In October 2007, Trader Joe's began to phase out foods imported from China amid concerns that standards on "organic" products from the country aren't as stringent as they should be. Between February 2008 and April 2008, Trader Joe's phased out single-ingredient products from China due to concerns over tainted goods


http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-tj12feb12,1,1079460.story

None of this to me means that some components of Trader Joe's supplements are not from China.


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Sharon,
bless the food recall which brought you to us!!


Awww!  Thanks, Lola.  You made my day!  

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Quoted from Andrea AWsec
I recently purchased a rabbit ( for cooking) and was dismayed to find a label on the underside that read product of China.
I did a search an sure enough most rabbit for food comes from China. I fed it to the dog, my son refused to eat it, which was fine with me.

Sort of reminds me of the book The Jungle by Upton Sinclair, they put sawdust in the meat sausage and people actually ate it.
Eeww re the rabbit and the sausage...come to think of it how do we really know they don't put sawdust in them already...

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I have avoided buying products from China. For example, I needed a new kettle and it is impossible to find a kettle that is not made in China. So I am using a pot to boil my water. However, I did not think about the possiblity that I would ingest ingredients in my vitamin/mineral tablets that are from China.

I am in the process of writing to companies that make the vitamins that I have been using. One said that "where we source our products is considered to be confidential information". That probably means China.

It is difficult to get the NAP, Solgar or Natural Factors products here. So I stopped taking all supplements until I find some here that are not made in China.


You can also buy NAP products online. I buy through a paypal account so I never have to re-enter my credit card #.  It's very easy and you can also just pay over the phone or over the internet with a credit card or e-check.

http://www.4yourtype.com/products.asp?dept=31

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Eeww re the rabbit and the sausage...come to think of it how do we really know they don't put sawdust in them already...



This might just be a rumor but...I heard that Subway puts sawdust into their bread.
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This might just be a rumor but...I heard that Subway puts sawdust into their bread.


Ewwwwwww!!!  
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they must believe it s great fiber and good for your internal ecosystem growth!!!


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