posted on Nov, 19 2014 @ 08:38 PM
My concern with imported foods is that because they are produced outside our boarders, and not necessarily subject to USDA standards. Livestock and
seafood may be pumped full of antibiotics and hormones. Produce may be treated with unapproved or excessively high levels of pesticides. Not to say
that domestically sourced food is perfect by any means, but much more of the domestic supply is monitored in production, inspected in processing and
tested for contamination. So much of our produce comes from Mexico and Chile, beef from Argentina and Brazil, seafood from China, Thailand and
Vietnam. It's easier to know the origins of your food when you can see the packaging, but at restaurants, it's much more difficult. Even if they
did have to disclose sourcing, it doesn't necessarily tell you anything specific regarding the circumstances in which the item was produced or
processed. That's just the gamble we have to take to enjoy the foods we want all year long.