Made Where?

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“The soaring Canadian dollar has spurred manufacturers to replace Canadian ingredients with imports…As our currency has run up, so has…buying power outside of Canada. It makes sense to source cheaper products outside of Canada.” 01 That may be well and good for food manufacturers, but should we care?

Assuming that the origin of ingredients is known, the main consideration for most people may automatically be whether or not any savings are being passed on to us. Fewer people may be informed enough to be aware of shrinking markets for Canadian crops and the potential economic risk that may pose to local farmers. Many consumers are likely concerned about the safety of imports.

But that presumes an awareness that ingredients are being imported. As I previously noted here, many products sold to us as being ‘Made in Canada’ may not be.

Sources:
01. 2008/03/15 – LFP: Not so made in Canada

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