Thursday, March 03, 2011

Food for Thought...

Just got this in an email... something to keep in mind next time you're shopping!

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 good Canadian.

Good idea. One light bulb at a time ...

Check this out
. I can verify this because I was in Lowe's the other day for some reason and just for the fun of it I was looking at the 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. So, after reading this e-mail, I think this lady is on the right track. Let's get behind her!
She said:

My grandson likes Hershey's candy . I noticed, though, that it is markedmade in
Mexico now. I do not buy it any more . My favorite toothpaste, Colgate, is made in Mexico now. I have switched to Crest. 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 labeled, "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 -in Canada in a company in Ontario . Their Equate products are also made in Canada , and are very good.

So throw out the myth that you can not 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 companies!

(We should have awakened a decade 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.

1 comment:

deWoldeDaily said...

That is an awesome article, Sarah. I know I don't pay enough attention to those things but I should. Thanks for the "awareness check"!