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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    The food thing seems easy enough to avoid. If you want a three piece plastic funnel set made in America for under $3.00 bucks, that might be a little difficult.
    Then you have to be willing to buy better quality, from a more reliable country. It can be done. I paid $20 for a new sugar bowl when our old one broke; that's how far up the expense chain I had to go in order not to buy Chinese.
    "Today, [the American voter] chooses his rulers as he buys bootleg whiskey, never knowing precisely what he is getting, only certain that it is not what it pretends to be." - H.L. Mencken
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    There aren't enough inspectors to catch everything and there never have been. It's always a trade-off between inspection and through-put. Since people are well aware of the potential problems from Chinese food products (and other things), maybe they should just stop buying those things.
    WE have inspectors from the FDA in China now but it's impossible to inspect every factory and Small fishing warehouse for purity.Even when the food arrives in America the sea food that is inspected is limited because its perishable and in huge volumes.The Fulton Fish Market has just about closed down all Chinese imports of shell fish and most sea foods.The fish from Alaska is much more wholesome and fresher but more expensive .Shell fish from Lousianna and the gulf coast are also of greater purity but more expensive .Chinese seafoods are cheaper in America even with higher shipping and refrigeration costs

    Price rules is seafoods as in everything else .China has come to the point that they would rather play politics rather than regulate and have pushed their products to others claiming they are pure and high quality but other countries have figured out just how dangerous their foods can be .
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    Again folks - as Iíve stated previously - ancient societies, that have risen and fallen half-a-dozen times, do not give a God damn about people/animals. Chinaís just the latest. Look at the history of places like Egypt and India and youíll see that human life means nothing. Thousands die with little reason and they all (3rd and 4th world countries) take it in stride.
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    At long last, food labeling law set to take effect

    Still, some expect confusion over what must be labeled

    By Allison Linn / Senior writer / MSNBC
    updated 8:08 a.m. ET Sept. 30, 2008

    Walk into a grocery store after Sept. 30, and youíll be more likely to find out whether that head of lettuce you are buying was grown in Mexico or the United States. If you pick up a bag of lettuce, however, donít necessarily expect the same information.

    After years of wrangling, so-called "country of origin labeling" is expected to take effect at the end of the month, requiring most food retailers to disclose where many types of meat, produce and other food products come from. The new rules aim to make it easier for regular consumers to know whether their food was imported or not, much like they can find out whether the toys they buy for their children were made domestically or overseas.

    But while the regulations will provide customers with more information about where their food comes from, there also is likely to be some confusion, as consumers ó and experts ó work to understand exactly what is covered under the regulations, and what isnít.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26890660/
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