Sunday, February 16, 2020 by: Mike Adams
Tags: bulk foods, China, China free, clean food, food industry, goodhealth, Health Ranger Store, Heavy metals, ingredients, lab tested, nutraceuticals, nutrients, pesticides, storable food, superfoods, supplements, supply chain, Veggies, vitamins
It has been the “dirty little secret” of the food, supplements and vitamin industry for decades: Most of the products sold in North America are grown or made in China.
There’s only one natural products manufacturer and retailer in the world that has, for years, confirmed and labeled the majority of its products “China free.” The name of that retailer? The Health Ranger Store.
Because they’re solely focused on profits and lowering the cost of ingredients, most products and retailers rely heavily on ingredients and raw materials from China. Nearly all vitamin C sold in America and around the world, for example, comes from China. Here’s a short list of some of the other things that are grown and manufactured in China:
– “Organic” foods and groceries, including many organics sold at Whole Foods. (P.S. “Certified organic” from China is a fraud.)
– Superfood ingredients such as wheat grass, chlorella, spirulina and various superfood powders.
– Nearly all rice protein and soy protein products are sourced from China.
– Nearly all vitamins such as vitamin C, vitamin D, various B vitamins and more.
– Almost 100% of amino acids sold in supplements and protein formulas — including BCAAs — come out of Chinese chemical factories.
– Cosmetic ingredients such as moisturizers, fillers and fragrances almost all come out of China.
– Herbs and spices: The vast majority of herbs used in herbal formulations, Chinese Medicine and tinctures are grown or processed in China.
– Bulk foods: China produces a huge portion of bulk foods such as grains, legumes, vegetables and fruits.
– Food derivatives such as maltodextrin, corn syrup, soy protein and many oils, fibers and extracts also come from China.
Now, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, demand for China-sourced ingredients is COLLAPSING
Suddenly everyone in the superfood, storable food and supplements industry is realizing something rather shocking: Their supply lines are highly vulnerable to “black swan events” such as the coronavirus pandemic in China.
Now, many formulators and retailers suddenly can’t get supplies. Others are consciously turning away from China, thinking that perhaps China-sourced ingredients might be contaminated with the coronavirus, which can reportedly survive on surfaces for up to 9 days.
The Health Ranger Store has, for years, developed trusted suppliers outside of China, and we have long-established supply lines in Europe, Canada, India, Mexico, Central and South America, etc. Even then, we are now hearing from our suppliers that everyone is rejecting materials from China, causing a huge shift toward non-China sources, creating massive shortages in all those non-China supply lines.
For example, we just purchased the last few thousand pounds of non-China organic millet that’s available on the planet. We needed this millet to continue producing our Ranger Bucket certified organic emergency storable food products, which we can hardly keep in stock because everybody buys them the moment the inventory is refreshed. So now, we’re told that after this shipment of millet is delivered to us, there’s no more organic millet until the next harvest.
We’re not even sure how we’re going to be able to keep producing the Ranger Buckets, frankly. We might have to start swapping out certain ingredients with others that we can still find.
Here are some of the certifications we typically offer for products at the Health Ranger Store:
– Glyphosate tested
– Non-GMO certified
– Laboratory verified
– China free
Now the rest of the industry is following our lead, moving away from China (and creating supply chain chaos)
Most product manufacturers are only interested in profit, not clean ingredients. That’s why they’ve used China-based materials for almost everything. But now that’s changing, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.
The whole world is now shifting away from China, following the lead that The Health Ranger Store trailblazed five years ago, often being laughed at by people in the industry who thought labeling our products “China free” seemed stupid. Guess what? It turns out the move was pure genius.
Not everything in our store is China free, of course, but when you combine our global sourcing network with our in-house laboratory that tests every raw material we acquire for heavy metals, pesticides, microbiology and more, customers fully realize that the Health Ranger Store has the cleanest, most scrutinized, most honest selection of natural living products anywhere in the world. We still get goji berries from China, for example, but they come from the high altitude regions of Tibet, now the agricultural lowlands which are irrigated by polluted Chinese river water, filled with toxic waste from their factories. (At the moment, interestingly, their rivers are probably the cleanest in years, given that the factories aren’t running…)
Supplements, laundry detergent, superfoods, sprouted drink mixes, essential oils, turmeric root powder, medicinal mushrooms, storable food and more: We’ve got the non-China supply lines and the internal lab testing to keep bringing you the world’s cleanest health products for as long as the supply lines hold out.
Sadly, the supply lines aren’t looking very good at the moment. There may be a day when we flat out can’t get new materials due to a global economic collapse caused by the coronavirus. Until that day comes, however, we will keep supplying our customers with the best lab tested, China-free products in the world.
Thank you for your support. Every purchase at the Health Ranger Store helps us fund projects like Brighteon.com (the free speech alternative to YouTube) and the upcoming search engine Webseed.com (the alternative to Google, on topics of health and wellness).
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Mike Adams serves as the founding editor of NaturalNews.com and the lab science director of an internationally accredited (ISO 17025) analytical laboratory known as CWC Labs. There, he was awarded a Certificate of Excellence for achieving extremely high accuracy in the analysis of toxic elements in unknown water samples using ICP-MS instrumentation. Adams is also highly proficient in running liquid chromatography, ion chromatography and mass spectrometry time-of-flight analytical instrumentation. He has also achieved numerous laboratory breakthroughs in the programming of automated liquid handling robots for sample preparation and external standards prep.
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Adams is a person of color whose ancestors include Africans and American Indians. He is of Native American heritage, which he credits as inspiring his “Health Ranger” passion for protecting life and nature against the destruction caused by chemicals, heavy metals and other forms of pollution.
Adams is the author of the world’s first book that published ICP-MS heavy metals analysis results for foods, dietary supplements, pet food, spices and fast food. The book is entitled Food Forensics and is published by BenBella Books.
In his laboratory research, Adams has made numerous food safety breakthroughs such as revealing rice protein products imported from Asia to be contaminated with toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium and tungsten. Adams was the first food science researcher to document high levels of tungsten in superfoods. He also discovered over 11 ppm lead in imported mangosteen powder, and led an industry-wide voluntary agreement to limit heavy metals in rice protein products.
In addition to his lab work, Adams is also the (non-paid) executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (CWC), an organization that redirects 100% of its donations receipts to grant programs that teach children and women how to grow their own food or vastly improve their nutrition. Through the non-profit CWC, Adams also launched Nutrition Rescue, a program that donates essential vitamins to people in need. Click here to see some of the CWC success stories.
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