Sunday, August 19, 2012

August 19, 2012 ". . . start looking at labels!" 030



". . . start looking at labels!"

Irregularity in the Digest has been continuing.
My cousin Janet who came to our 50th Wedding
Anniverserary Celebration invited us to visit so
we went down Kent County way for the past week.
Problems in being able to post 3 000 e-mails at a
time from a new computer are continuing as well.
Advice would be much appreciated.

Having gotten home, unpacked, used the washer and
drier, watered indoor plants and attended to the
outdoors, we went shopping for groceries. Canned
peaches from Greece and Thailand, tomatoes from
Italy were just a couple of items that led me to
pass on the post that follows which was received while on vacation..

Do you have concerns that goods available for you
to buy at the retail level are increasingly
bearing any where but MADE IN CANADA labels, that
fewer and fewer corporations producing raw
materials and energy as well as retailing are
Canadian owned? If so, please share them ‘cause
I do and wonder whether others do as well. Those
who see these these trends as positive, be good
enough to write and explain why there is no need
for concern.alleviate our concerns.
Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2012 11:52:23 -0400
Subject: FW: Worth Knowing

Maybe you have seen something like this before but it is a good reminder to
start looking at labels!

This is TRULY worth reading and considering.....

P.S. all pickles with the Presidents Choice label and the No
Name yellow label [Superstore] are made in India. Think about it,
water from the Ganges is used....

Made in Canada

A physics teacher in high school, once told the students:
That while one grasshopper on the railroad tracks wouldn't
Slow a train very much, a billion of them would.
With that thought in mind, read the following, obviously Written by a
patriotic Canadian:

Shopping in Lowe's the other day for some reason and just for the fun of it
I was looking at the garden hose attachments
They were all made in China . The next day I was in Home Hardware and just
for the fun of it I checked the hose attachments there.
They were made in Canada!

Start looking........

In our current economic situation, every little thing we buy or do affects
someone else - even their job.

A quote from a consumer: grandson likes Hershey's candy. I noticed,
though, that it is marked
made in Mexico now, instead of Smiths Falls , Ontario . I do not buy it any

My favourite toothpaste, Colgate, is made in Mexico now. I have switched to

You have to read the labels on everything.

This past weekend I was at Wal-Mart. I needed 60W light bulbs. I was in the
light bulb
aisle, and right next to the GE brand I normally buy was an off-brand
labelled, "Everyday Value". I picked up both
types of bulbs and compared the stats - they were the same except for the
price. The GE bulbs were more money
than the Everyday Value brand but the thing that surprised me the most
was the fact that GE was made in MEXICO and the Everyday Value brand was
made in - get ready for this - Canada at a company in Ontario .

Their Equate Products are also made in Canada , and are very good.

Just to add my own experience on buying Made In Canada , I was looking for
canned mushrooms
that were made in Canada and could never find any, so I would buy fresh.
But recently I found Ravine mushrooms - made in Canada with a little red
maple leaf on the can. A
little more money but when I opened the can I looked at mushrooms that look
like real mushrooms, not a mushroom that looks like it was cleaned in

Another product I no longer buy is Del Monte or Dole canned fruit. Del
Monte is packaged in Taiwan and Dole is now a product of China .

Why should we pay for their fruit when our growers are left with fruit
rotting on the trees. E.D.
Smith is still made in Canada .... buy theirs, at least you will know
what is in it and have some quality control.

So throw out the myth that you cannot find products you use every day that
are made right here .

My challenge to you is to start reading the labels when you shop for
everyday things and see what you can
find that is made In Canada . The job you save may be your own or your
neighbour's'! (Your children & grandchildren, also.)

If you accept this challenge, pass it on to others in your address book so
we can all start
buying Canadian, one light bulb at a time! Stop buying from overseas

(We should have awakened two decades ago.)
Let's get with the program. Help our fellow Canadians keep their jobs and
create more jobs here in Canada .

If President Obama insists on a 'Made in America ' Policy, which is
commendable of him, to
support American workers, we should do likewise.

BUY CANADIAN! Read the labels. Support Canadian jobs.