Visit FamilyCorner.com for tons of seasonal ideas!
quick link - go to our home page quick link - kid's crafts, family fun, printables, etc quick link - sign up for our free newsletter quick link - holiday crafts, recipes and ideas quick link - gardening, organizing, saving money, decorating and more quick link - our FunBook is filled with lots of quick ideas, tips and crafts quick link - join our bustling community of friendly members


Go Back   FamilyCorner.com Forums > Home & Garden > Frugal Living

Frugal Living Whether you are searching for frugal dinners or just want to learn how to save some money, this is the forum you want!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 08-05-2010, 05:49 PM
AnnaInOhio's Avatar
Moderator
FamilyCorner Postaholic
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Ohio
Posts: 16,171
Made In America Food or Is It?

I listened to a broadcast today

http://archives2010.gcnlive.com/Archives2010/aug10/CalltoDecision/080410.mp3

in reference to our economy and a Super Inflation Meltdown that they predict will come by 2015. In their interview with the guy from the National Inflation Association he talks of our dependence on China and other foreign countries for food and components to make our products here in the USA. As the value of the American dollar decreases in the coming years, China and other countries will sell to other countries instead of us who have a better value on their dollar. I listened randomly to this show as I was doing other things but took note about food such as Apple Juice now being made in China, which I thought was a little odd. I happened to have a jar of Dole peaches in the jar tonight and happened to look on the label, it said Manufactured for "a company here in the USA" but Made In China!!! OMG! What is our country coming to that we have to buy canned peaches from China??? I will never buy from Dole again. Instead I will be looking for peaches grown here in the USA and canning my own.

P.S.

You will need Media Play on your computer to listen to this broadcast, it is by a Pastor and there is alot of advertisement filler in it but I just put it down in the corner of my computer to listen to while I looked at other things on the computer till the ads were over.

Anna
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 08-05-2010, 06:23 PM
bluebird's Avatar
Assistant Moderator
FamilyCorner Postaholic
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 12,884
I am too tired to watch this tonight. I will watch it tomorrow. Good heavens peaches from China?? I will be checking my food too.
__________________
Don't stay were you are tolerated, go where you are celebrated!
https://aquasunrise.wordpress.com/
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 08-06-2010, 06:28 AM
danstigerangel's Avatar
Nine Year Member
FamilyCorner Maniac
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: somewhere out there
Posts: 28,201
Thanks for the info Anna!
__________________
Lauri

Proud Granny of Maddox Timothy Joseph and Saorla Laurie Elizabeth and Graham Michael Eric!

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.
Beverly Sills
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 08-06-2010, 06:37 AM
RobertaD's Avatar
Nine Year Member
FamilyCorner Postaholic
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Ohio
Posts: 16,285
Sounds more and more that I need to invest in a pressure canner and put up more food than I do.

Roberta
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 08-06-2010, 11:37 AM
AnnaInOhio's Avatar
Moderator
FamilyCorner Postaholic
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Ohio
Posts: 16,171
Roberta

Absolutely though most fruits that I know of can be canned in a water bath, no pressure canner needed.

I did just find a company here in Ohio today that sells canned meat, no fillers, no msg, low sodium and uses local meat suppliers.. They sell at Krogers and Walmarts.

$5.99 for 1 lb. 12 oz. can at Krogers.

Keystone Meats Other Products & Services

Anna
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 08-07-2010, 04:59 AM
RobertaD's Avatar
Nine Year Member
FamilyCorner Postaholic
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Ohio
Posts: 16,285
I have a water bath canner that was my Great Aunts that I used many years ago... think zinc lids & rubber seals LOL.


My sister and I have been talking about going in together and buying a pressure canner. I've heard they are so much faster than water canning.

Roberta
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 08-07-2010, 03:10 PM
bluebird's Avatar
Assistant Moderator
FamilyCorner Postaholic
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 12,884
I bought a used pressure canner but have yet to use it. I am scared of the thing!!
__________________
Don't stay were you are tolerated, go where you are celebrated!
https://aquasunrise.wordpress.com/
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 06-18-2011, 03:55 AM
Six Year Member
FamilyCorner Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 31
Perhaps it's time we let "Dole" know we won't be buying their products anymore, now that we know some come from China. They might make an effort to US products.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 06-18-2011, 02:23 PM
bluebird's Avatar
Assistant Moderator
FamilyCorner Postaholic
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 12,884
I found a local meat market that sells locally chemically free meats. I placed a beef order and will be talking to them next week about their fruits, veggies and seafood. You can sign up and get the food delivered monthly, three or four times a year.They have commercial grade freezers to rent or sell too. Don't know about that.
__________________
Don't stay were you are tolerated, go where you are celebrated!
https://aquasunrise.wordpress.com/
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 10-08-2011, 12:24 AM
Bilby's Avatar
Assistant Moderator
FamilyCorner Postaholic
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Australia
Posts: 24,141
Fresh fruit and veg are no better, here in Australia the are wanting to import apples from other countries and other veg usually from the Asian countries.
In out of season times we have Californian navel oranges and I've seen how some Asian countries raise their seafood. ( I say Asia as that's the name mostly on the country of origin labels) I read labels a lot lately.
I don't know how American labels are read but here it's "from local and imported ingredients" if local is listed first it's MOSTLY from here and if imported in listed first it's MOSTLY imported. Frozen chips/fries from Turkey, it's wrong.
I'm all for trying your hardest to buy what's from your own country as why not it's freshest closest BUT I'm told it's overseas as the world is free trade and to sell your own countries goods to the world you have to buy other stuff back.
Go local LOL
__________________


Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What do you feed your dog? janet Pets & Animals 56 03-03-2014 12:04 PM
Devil's Food Dictionary Amanda Books for Cooks 2 02-02-2010 08:27 AM
Homemade dog food DeBora4BobbyL Pets & Animals 19 05-27-2007 06:03 AM
Pet Food Recall leolight Idle Chit Chat! 3 03-19-2007 08:52 PM


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
Copyright 1997-2012, FamilyCorner.com Magazine, Inc. an Internet Brands company

POPULAR AREAS OF FAMILYCORNER.COM

Our Family FunBook is packed full of ideas from parents just like you!

Our members say that they have never found a friendlier message board community than ours!

Our kid's craft section is filled with easy ideas for creative little minds.

We have tons of free printable coloring pages to keep your little ones happy.

We offer a wide variety of free newsletters delivered right to your inbox.

Our Household Hints & Tips have a wealth of information on cleaning, organizing, and more!
Go to the funbook Go to forums Go to kid's crafts Go to printables Go to newsletters Go to Hints & Tips

Home || Newsletters || Advertising || Terms of Use || Privacy || Services || Submissions || Contact Us || Media Opportunities || Link To Us || Shop || Feedback || Staff || e-Cards || Reminder Service



FamilyCorner.com® is sponsored in part by...




Visit our friends --> MomsMenu | Main Street Mom | She Knows | Baby University | Personal Fitness Zone | iChef.com

Copyright Notice | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use/Disclaimer