I recently noticed that a line of frozen veggies sold at Woodmans, called "TJ Farms" (produced by TVBG LLC of Boise, http://www.treasurevalley.com
) has some items labeled "Product of China."
I am not one to get all crunchy and PC about the current obsession with "local-ness" BUT frozen veggies from China seems even more ridiculous than fresh (SIC) apples from New Zealand.
I cannot figure out how the conventional, money economics can possibly work given the distances, and the pre-processing and/or frozen, packaged perishability issues. Also, all kinds of environmental issues make this notion quite the maddening nightmare. And, given the various food and non-food defective product issues with Chinese products in recent years (toxic, poisoned dairy products and drywall, for example) I am very hesitant to buy such stuff, hypothesizing that vast quantities of god-knows-what pesticides were used in the cultivation of the vegetables....
I am just amazed and curious enough that I wanted to mention the sighting and my thoughts/questions.
Does anyone know if this is common, is lots of FROZEN plant-based food coming from China? Is Woodmans actually selling MUCH of it? Does anyone know about the quality/safety issues?