25 August 2007
Enough is enough!!!
I have been reading and hearing a lot lately about imported prawns containing antibiotics, toys being recalled because of unsafe parts and lead paint, and clothes containing poison being imported into Australia and being bought by us in good faith, but I was MORTIFIED today while shopping at the supermarket for my groceries! I decided to check my usual frozen beans that I buy and they were "Product of China". I don't have anything against beans grown in China if I bought them in China, but I do object to buying frozen beans in my local supermarket that are not grown and produced in Australia.
I buy fresh vegetables as much as possible, but I do buy frozen peas and beans most of the year. I try to support Australian made and produced items, but I haven't been checking closely enough, just simply taking things for granted.
I do blame the manufacturers who seem to be now caring far too much about their "bottom line" instead of the quality of their products. It seems it is now not safe to simply choose an item because it is made by a once trusted, well known manufacturer.
I have been too trusting. Not any more! My shopping will take quite a bit longer, but I don't care. Enough is enough!!!!!