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Is there anything left that is not contaminated? Is yours bleached and chemical laden? Naturopathy A few weeks ago I was asked to write this article on garlic. Initially I thought it would be as simple as detailing the extensive evidence out there which highlights the benefits of consuming garlic, like: Aside from a refreshment on the health benefits, I gained much more, including an insight into the seedy and not so seedy practices of garlic farming that has changed my garlic buying habits forever.
The 'seedy' world of garlic? Am I being a bit melodramatic? Well, would you still purchase garlic if you knew that it had been whitened using bleach?
Would you still purchase garlic if you knew it had been sprayed with toxic chemicals? Both these practices commonly occur in Australia.
Lets do an experiment. Next time you're at the supermarket or greengrocer, have a look for some Aussie grown garlic and you'll likely be surprised. During a quick drive around my local area I found garlic from Mexico at greengrocer number 1, garlic from China at greengrocer number 2 and garlic from Spain and Mexico at Woolworths.
There are good reasons for importing food sometimes, but a problem with importing from other countries is that the standards for farming can differ markedly from those in Australia. For example, those big, very white bulbs of garlic you see at the supermarket from China probably look so white and pristine because they have been bleached with chlorine.
This is because retailers believe the flawless white colour will make the garlic look more aesthetically pleasing to the consumer. We consumers need to wake up and realise that perfect aesthetics don't always equal healthy produce - indeed, sometimes it is the opposite!
Jay Logan an organic produce distributor in Sydney's Sutherland Shire, says customers new to organic produce often question minor imperfections and colour variants in food because they are used to perfect-looking conventional produce.
He stresses that they need to understand that no wax, bleach or anything like this is added to organic foods to touch them up. Logan says, "While it organic fresh produce may not always look as flawless as the stuff you'll see in the supermarket, the taste is far superior".
Aside from the practice of bleaching, all imported garlic is fumigated with methyl bromide to get rid of any bugs, in accordance with Australian quarantine standards. Methyl bromide is a major environmental hazard because it is an ozone depleting substance, and many other countries have banned its use for this reason.
It is also highly toxic. But don't just take my word for it. The Australian government also recognise that it is a noxious chemical for workers to handle. So why do they think it's okay to spray on a food we are going to ingest?Our Customers and Community We recognise that trust, and being valued as a customer, are the cornerstones of our customers’ satisfaction.
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woolworths also achieved a score of 94% in the carbon disclosure leadership index.