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 enjoyOriginally Posted by Fromper
Given how heavy liquids are, just the shipping alone must be outrageously bad for the environment, even if the product was perfect.
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.Originally Posted by Tom
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.