Date registered: May 2007
Vehicle: Zotye Auto 1.5T T600 2016
Location: The wild west of the Far East
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Thanks Robert, that is very interesting thinking and I just loved this bit (quote)
Now, there's no way of knowing what's what. When I pick up a carton of mango juice here to check its origins, the package proclaims, "Product of Canada." As if we grow mangos here.
Ottawa is changing its food regulations next year to require that ingredients be 98 per cent Canadian in origin to qualify for the "Product of Canada" label. If 51 per cent of the manufacturing costs are incurred in Canada, the package can say, "Made in Canada from imported ingredients" â€“ but without specifying whether your carrot juice originated in America or China.
That's a recipe for continued uncertainty.
Canadians had a bitter foretaste of the risks last year, when hundreds of dogs and cats fell ill across North America. The problem was traced to a Mississauga factory using ingredients imported from China laced with melamine, which can trigger kidney failure.
My first thought when that story broke was that if the Chinese were using melamine in pet food, it was only a matter of time before it spread to products like powdered milk. While we fretted over our pets â€“ and yes, I have a cat, too â€“ I wondered how many human lives would be imperilled next.
I remembered the babies of Anhui. And thought of my own daughter. You should, too.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf - George Orwell