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Would You Use Garlic Grown In China?

I was in Asda recently and l saw they had three garlic bulbs for 50p. I thought it a good price and picked a pack up to purchase. I then saw the label where it stated it was grown in China.
I donít know why but l just couldnít buy it, as China wasnít a country l associated with garlic.

I was probably being very picky but have you ever purchased garlic grown in China?
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20-09-2019, 10:20 AM
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Re: Would You Use Garlic Grown In China?

... I would if it tastes good.


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As of 2016, China was the largest producer of garlic in the world, producing 80% of the global supply. Most of China's garlic is produced in Shandong, an eastern coastal province, located to the southeast of Beijing; in particular, Jinxiang is known as "the world's garlic capital".
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20-09-2019, 10:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Artangel ->
I was in Asda recently and l saw they had three garlic bulbs for 50p. I thought it a good price and picked a pack up to purchase. I then saw the label where it stated it was grown in China.
I donít know why but l just couldnít buy it, as China wasnít a country l associated with garlic.

I was probably being very picky but have you ever purchased garlic grown in China?
You've got to ask yourself Why are we shipping foodstuffs half way around the world when we can grow our own.....Madness....

You did right not to buy it Arty, but maybe for the wrong reasons...
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20-09-2019, 10:31 AM
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No - I would not. I buy local produce as much as possible - or, at least, it has to be produced in the UK.
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20-09-2019, 10:42 AM
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I do grow my own garlic but they are about the size of a marble so l have given up!

I did google garlic grown in China and read that they bleach the garlic and they contain toxins.

Iím not sure why l just associate garlic with France and Italy? China just didnít seem to fit the bill.


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In the US, it's become cheaper and easier to import garlic from places like China. Unfortunately, China isn't as stringent with its safety regulations. Reports run rampant of garlic bleached in chlorine, fumigated in pesticides, grown in untreated sewage water, and even contaminated with lead.
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20-09-2019, 10:45 AM
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No. Garlic grown right here is more than good enough for me. I echo those previous words. Support local produce.
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20-09-2019, 11:07 AM
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Re: Would You Use Garlic Grown In China?

Originally Posted by Artangel ->
I do grow my own garlic but they are about the size of a marble so l have given up!

I did google garlic grown in China and read that they bleach the garlic and they contain toxins.

Iím not sure why l just associate garlic with France and Italy? China just didnít seem to fit the bill.


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In the US, it's become cheaper and easier to import garlic from places like China. Unfortunately, China isn't as stringent with its safety regulations. Reports run rampant of garlic bleached in chlorine, fumigated in pesticides, grown in untreated sewage water, and even contaminated with lead.
That magic word again Arty....In most peoples minds around here it's all down to the price.....That word (cheaper) has done more damage to the economy and the environment if truth be known....
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Originally Posted by keezoy ->
No. Garlic grown right here is more than good enough for me. I echo those previous words. Support local produce.
Good on yer keezoy and Tabby....
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20-09-2019, 11:09 AM
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Re: Would You Use Garlic Grown In China?

Originally Posted by Artangel ->
I do grow my own garlic but they are about the size of a marble so l have given up!

I did google garlic grown in China and read that they bleach the garlic and they contain toxins.

Iím not sure why l just associate garlic with France and Italy? China just didnít seem to fit the bill.


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In the US, it's become cheaper and easier to import garlic from places like China. Unfortunately, China isn't as stringent with its safety regulations. Reports run rampant of garlic bleached in chlorine, fumigated in pesticides, grown in untreated sewage water, and even contaminated with lead.


This makes me cross.
What is the point of us having safety regs if we buy in from somewhere that hasn't?

We shouldn't be importing things we can easily grow in this country in the first place.
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20-09-2019, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Mups ->
This makes me cross.
What is the point of us having safety regs if we buy in from somewhere that hasn't?

We shouldn't be importing things we can easily grow in this country in the first place.
Yep....Nice one Mups...
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