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« on: September 29, 2007, 05:50:11 AM »

Health food maker promotes "China-Free" products
Bob Tourtellotte, Reuters
Published: Monday, July 09, 2007

http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/financialpost/story.html?id=651f4b80-6a08-4f02-846a-2abc61a5eb98&k=29426

More companies need to follow suit!

Smart strategy on their parts. Meanwhile we wait and see what the new FDA Legislation provisions are concerning Pet and Human Foods.

Boycotting Menu Foods and other companies (most global-megacorps) finally seems to be taking effect. Profits are down on these Bad Boys!

Personally our family has quit buying any products labeled from other countries whenever we can. Problem is all products (not just food) do not carry the country of origin nor each ingredient or part identified. We deserve to know which company and their location of each component of a product. Products such as store brands (Krogers, etc) only say distributed by. No hint where the food was grown, who grew it, where it was packaged and by whom, and who is the distribution company.

Any news of other companies the bad and the good?
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« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2007, 06:17:29 AM »

This whole pet food/treat debacle has caused me to question the "need" for many things. 

If you can't buy a product, either food or non-food, and have confidence that it's not full of poisons, then why buy it at all?

So, these days, I buy very little commercial retail stuff, and try to find local sources whenever possible.

Someone started a thread about "freegans".  That sounds like a good plan to me.   

5CatMom

Here's a US treat maker who tried to stop ADI (Waggin' Train), but lost due to a summary judgement:

http://www.hillbillysmokehouse.com/
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« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2007, 06:46:04 AM »

This whole pet food/treat debacle has caused me to question the "need" for many things. 

If you can't buy a product, either food or non-food, and have confidence that it's not full of poisons, then why buy it at all?

So, these days, I buy very little commercial retail stuff, and try to find local sources whenever possible.

Someone started a thread about "freegans".  That sounds like a good plan to me.   

5CatMom

Great a company that has my support! I fully agree with you, buy locally whenever possible - co-ops, local butchers, farmers etc.

I am feeding our two dogs human food. Now I have the responsibility to try my best to weed <grin> out the unidentified companies and pray the food I get doesn't contain toxins in order to feed my family.

My last trip to the store I went in wanting the necesssity, underware. I left with no underware (HA I mean purchase). All I saw were Chinese and other companies ware.  Sad
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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2007, 06:58:01 PM »

Also went shopping at Menards looking for an extension cord for my electic lawnmower. The ones made in china were half the price but do not buy anything from there. Found a cord certified by Underwriters Labs here in the US for double the price but felt safe in my purchase that it would last and not fall apart or possibly set my house on fire from being plugged in. Should we all buy only products that say Made In America maybe we can put more of our out of work americans back to work. Sounds like a good idea to me. Might cost slightly more but think of the safety factor and peace of mind you'll have.
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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2007, 12:50:10 PM »

I think some web sites are changing their language...  In looking for dog collars (U.S. made & U.S. materials), I noticed on web sites some comparisons to cheap parts made in China and web sites clearly stating that their materials come from the U.S. or Europe.  I think we're going to see more of the U.S.-made trend growing as more and more people join the swell. 

The cable news networks are doing an OK job of airing alternatives to cheap toy imports.  This topic will probably have even more air time when we get closer to Thanksgiving & the start of holiday shopping.  I think the U.S. moms are getting quite disgusted based on visiting a variety of sites and glancing at the topics being discussed.
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