I heard this story on NPR and got to the stage where I had thought it through so many times that I could longer see where it was going. Is this a case of anti-culturalism? A sign of America circling the wagons shutting out the rest of the world?
I can understand athletes preferring to eat food with which they are familiar – for example, Cheerios for breakfast rather than steamed dumplings. There was, however, the suggestion that Chinese food is too full of hormones, pesticides and steroids. So America is importing its own food full of pesticides, hormones and steroids. Or are they just sending organic food to China?
Ironic really since lots of the food in the US is imported from China.