Made in the USA?

Lindsey Johnston By Lindsey Johnston 11.20.11
Made in the USA?

Recently a friend sent me an email forward about buying products that were made in the USA.  Generally I erase all forwarded massages, but this one I took the time to read.  In short it made me think about the products I buy and where they come from.  We live in a global society and with the progression of our country; we now receive goods from all over the world.  In the coldest days of winter, I can purchase fresh strawberries given they come from another country.  The thing is I am not sure how this makes me feel and what is safe and is in our current times.

Take a Scavenger Hunt inthe  bathroom, kitchen, pantry, and family room of your home and select the first three things you see.  Where were these items made?

I took this challenge and here are my results:

"The first three toys I selected were all made in China."

Bathroom: Hand soap-USA, Deodorant-Canada, Children’s Toothpaste-Mexico

Kitchen-  Pan-USA, Dish soap-USA, Casserole Dish USA

Pantry- Juice USA (this is one product I have been careful to buy American), the other two were distributed from someplace in the USA, but that is all I could ascertain from the labels.

Family Room- Toy Car-China, Toy Kitchen- China, Learning Computer- China 

I think the findings are interesting in that the kitchen contained the most American made items and the things my young children play with were all from China. 


What were your findings?

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  • grandma8 By grandma8

    I prefer purchasing "made in the USA" problem finding things. I try not to buy "china" made things.

  • paradisemommy By paradisemommy

    I buy from thrift stores so its from the of origin does not matter at that point as my dollars go to help fund a non-profit directly in my community.

  • Alisonn By Alisonn

    great idea! I like to buy USA things as much as I can. I think what ever country you live in your should support your country. great post! Happy Thanksgiving.

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