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Old 09-13-2007, 02:34 PM   #1
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Made In America?

I was trying to find shrimp that was from America on Tuesday and it wasn't easy, this morning there was a show on the radio discussing the new trend "American Made" in retailing, and how the problem with quality of Chinese imports and the trend to buy food locally has influenced this. So, I was wondering if it important to you to buy products from America, and if so is it more important lately? If you're not from America, is it important for you to buy locally?

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Old 09-13-2007, 02:38 PM   #2
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Heck yes!!!!!!!!! That is one of the most important things when I a shopping different products. If I have the option between made overseas or made in the USA I'm USA all the way!!!!!
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Old 09-13-2007, 02:45 PM   #3
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me too, renee.

i have always looked to see if i could buy something american (or even canadian) made, but it's getting tougher and tougher.

in fact, it's almost a pleasent surprise when i see the label nowadays.

with the exception of fish, most of the foods i buy are american, unless i'm trying to make something ethnicly particular.
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Old 09-13-2007, 02:48 PM   #4
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Made in America...
from components manufactured in China, Indonesia, Mexico
and Mars.

Almost impossible to buy "American" anymore.... but I still try!
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Old 09-13-2007, 02:52 PM   #5
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If at all possible I'll buy American. Othertimes it's not so easy. You know what's sad ? My mom went on a cruise and it stopped in Puerto Rico. She got my sister, herself and I matching windchimes. They're beautiful. But guess what ??? They were made in China ! Pretty bad when even things in Puerto Rico are made in China. I just hope they don't contain lead paint.
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Old 09-13-2007, 02:59 PM   #6
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It's true. Even in souvenir shops, where the basic idea is that you are buying something from that place as a remembrance, 99% of the stuff has a made in China sticker on the bottom!
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Old 09-13-2007, 03:03 PM   #7
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Maybe if the trend toward American made products continues it won't be so hard to find products from here. If as they are saying, a lot of people would pay more for American Made products, it seems that it would be an incentive to bring home some of our manufacturing.
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When I was in Puerto Rico, the only thing made there was the Baccardi. Too much tourism...what happened to the sugar cane fields and the rest of the country?
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Maybe if the trend toward American made products continues it won't be so hard to find products from here. If as they are saying, a lot of people would pay more for American Made products, it seems that it would be an incentive to bring home some of our manufacturing.

sadly, the difference in manufacturing price is far too great. are any americans willing to work for a few yuan, 12 hours a day? and that's just the kids' work schedule.
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Old 09-13-2007, 03:09 PM   #10
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very important. I try to buy seasonal and local first. I try to buy wild over farmed about 1/2 the time for the variety and the differences that come with each. For manufactured items, I've been saying for some time the American and Euro made are better quallity and yes, higher priced than the Chinese. But it's the quality. We know about lead paint on toys? What's under or in the enamelling of their cast iron? Does anyone test that?
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