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Sun Nov 24, 2013, 07:22 PM

whole foods markets -- from china

http://www.tradereform.org/2012/01/whole-foods-not-so-organic-after-all/

http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/2012/10/01/food-babe-investigates-whole-foods/

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Sun Nov 24, 2013, 07:34 PM

1. Oh, frozen foods; I thought it would be fresh produce

I always read the labels on the fresh produce I buy. I usually don't buy out of season, which means I don't buy asparagus from Mexico in freaking November (I saw this in the supermarket yesterday).

All the produce at our Whole Foods is clearly marked as to origin (as I believe is the case for all produce sold now in the US). So if you keep to fresh, you won't be getting Chinese vegetables.

I do buy frozen veggies from Trader Joe's to keep around. Frozen vegetables are actually supposed to as nutritious, and sometimes more nutritious, than fresh. At any rate, I just checked the three bags I had in the freezer: the petite green peas say "product of USA"; the "Vegetable Medley" is "product of Belgium"; but the stir-fry vegetables I keep on hand for making a quick dinner sometimes just say they are packed in California. Hmmmm, maybe they're from China. Well, at least they're Chinese vegetables.

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Sun Nov 24, 2013, 07:38 PM

2. did you see the 2nd link? i buy

frozen foods from trader joe's too. many are organic.

i agree that frozen are more nutritious.

love trader joe's frozen mango chunks. i actually eat them frozen. frozen fruit tastes great.

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