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“Every person ought to have the awareness that purchasing is always a moral – and not simply an economic – act,” Pope Francis announced early this year. How can we spend our money as if our values matter?
As it turns out, a flag label doesn’t guarantee that a product was born in the “land of the free and the home of the brave.” A recent Consumer Reports survey found that 8 out of 10 consumers would rather buy a domestically made product than an imported one, but it’s difficult to figure out which are the frauds.
Made in USA. Three little words, with a not so little impact!
Cases of bovine spongiform encephalopathy—mad cow disease—have been reported in Brazil as recently as 2014. When a cow was found to have died from the neurogenerative disease, which humans can contract by eating meat from sick animals, in 2012, a number of countries suspended beef imports from Brazil as a precaution. The United States was not among them.
Twenty-five years ago, Ni Meijuan earned $19 a month working the spinning machines at a vast textile factory in the Chinese city of Hangzhou.
USDA Approval of Brazilian Beef Imports Coming Soon??
It’s been two and a half years since Walmart announced its so-called “U.S. manufacturing initiative”, which means it’s time for another PR-heavy, Walmart manufacturing “summit,” this one in Bentonville, Arkansas on July 7th and 8th. Undoubtedly, Walmart will use the summit to deliver feel-good talking points to the media, so this seems like a good time to review some facts about Walmart’s impact on the U.S. manufacturing sector, past, present and future.
Detroit Quality Brushes is a company that does just what its name suggests: It makes high quality brushes in Detroit.
CERTIFIED, Inc. (madeinusa.net), the nation’s leading independent, non-governmental organization (NGO) certification company Made in USA claims, reported today that KLEAR VU CORPORATION of Fall River, Massachusetts has earned a Made in USA CERTIFIED® Seal for its quality Delightfill® chair pad and chair pad gripper line, fully documenting these products comply with the qualification and quantification that all or virtually all of the product components originate in the United States.
DISCLAIMER: We are not a certification company. Our members certify themselves.