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Wow. I had no idea that 2/3 of apple juice in the US came from China. Given how heavy liquids are, just the shipping alone must be outrageously bad for the environment, even if the product was perfect. And obviously, China's food safety standards are that much more pathetic than ours. I'll have to make a point of looking at where my apple juice comes from before buying from now on.

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Given how heavy liquids are, just the shipping alone must be outrageously bad for the environment, even if the product was perfect.

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They probably just ship the concentrate and then add water, so the weight isn't as big of an issue as it would be if they were shipping the complete end product. So as long as you don't mind processed products that have seen more of the world than most people have, by all means enjoy


I very rarely drink juice that I don't make myself.
 

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I love making apple juice with all granny smith apples on a hot day
 

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So........do we know what brands? I've been drinking Kroger brand and Simply brand for awhile now.
I think it's safe to assume, if the brand doesnt list or mention its origin it's not safe. Personally, I wouldnt trust Kroger and most generics as most all their products arent manufactured exclusively for their particular brand.
 

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What amazes me is why we'd be importing apples or apple products from such a long distance away, when they're a major crop right here. I live in the Northeast and there are a lot of orchards. On the west coast, Washington is also a major apple producer. So shipping either apples or juice concentrate to pretty much any part of the US from a local apple grower should be a comparatively simple matter.

The Chinese producers must be underselling U.S. orchards by a lot to make their product competitive.
 

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My understanding is that they get some apples from china but it could be mixture of apples and concentrate. Also about having Kroger brands and stuff, when you have doubt finish up that bottle, then when you go to the store read the labels. I am finding it hard to get things to eat and drink for my husband and I since we both have health problems.
 

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What amazes me is why we'd be importing apples or apple products from such a long distance away, when they're a major crop right here. I live in the Northeast and there are a lot of orchards. On the west coast, Washington is also a major apple producer. So shipping either apples or juice concentrate to pretty much any part of the US from a local apple grower should be a comparatively simple matter.

The Chinese producers must be underselling U.S. orchards by a lot to make their product competitive.
This. I grew up in Michigan around loads and loads of apple orchards. Most of the juice I drank came from within a hundred miles or so of my house. There are many orchards throughout the midwest, not just MI too.

Dude. Now I want apple juice!
 

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This goes way beyond juice. I stopped at Adis just for canned pumpkin-grown in China. I picked up the can of peaches next to it-grown in Thailand.
I'm having trouble finding rules of labeling. Sometimes products give country of origin - others not. I read on one site they had to label single food products, but not mixed (like peas and carrots).
Anyone know American laws for country of origin labels?
If it's organic does it have to disclose?
I did read DelMonte organics were all USA grown.
I buy few canned goods, but I found pumpkin canned was a big import, and I'm not real keen on cooking a pumpkin just for bread, or canning my own.

Going apple picking today
 
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