EPONA – Equine Protection of North America‘s insight:
CORPORATE GREED FOR CHEAP INGREDIENTS OR YOUR RIGHT TO KNOW?
Currently food and other big manufactures like Colgate-Palmolive hide behind “Made in USA or Manufactured in USA” whereas the actual ingredients are coming from cheap places like China and cancer causing nuclear contaminated Japan. We know for sure that China plays a big role in ingredients for our food supply because a report to congress states that number being 4.9 Billion dollars a year (and that was for 2007–the trend has been more and more every year).
China had become the third largest source of US agricultural and seafood imports. Additionally, as stated in the report below, these imports increased roughly fourfold from 433,000 metric tons (MT) and $1 billion in 1997 to 2.1 million MT and $4.9 billion in 2007. I was not aware of this either.
The best part? If you try to inquire if anything in a product you eat regularly has ingredients from China or Japan in it, they won’t tell you!! They say its “proprietary”, none of your business. So if you want to protect yourself or your family from eating ingredients from China or Japan, you can’t, because they wont tell you.
See on www.newsforyourfamily.blogspot.com