Sewing Patterns, Pattern Review, Sewing Classes, Sewing Machines and Sewing Machine Reviews!
Platinum Sponsor: Stylish Fabric
Over 20,000 of high quality reorderable fabric

[SIGNUP - FREE Membership & 1 FREE Sewing Lesson ]
[Sewing Classes|Shopping Bag Your Shopping Bag|Login|Help]
Sewing Review and Pattern Reviews Sewing Knowledge Base Sewing Patterns Sewing Classes & Sewing Lessons Sewing Machine & Embroidery Machinery Sewing Message Boards Sewing merchants Blog Help/FAQ About Pattern Review
Enter your e-mail address:




Advanced Search
Tags
New to PR?
Sewing Machines
Compare Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine & Serger Reviews
Embroidery Machines
Sewing Reviews
Sewing Patterns
Review Gallery
Sewing Books
Sewing Supplies
Sewing Websites
Sewing Stores
Sewing Class Reviews
Sewing Expo Reviews
Sewing Tips & Techniques
Sewing Podcasts
NEW!Fabric Glossary
Sewing Review Requests Add a Review Request
Your Account
Edit Profile
My Page
Favorites
Wish List
Pattern Catalog
Notifications
Friends of PR
Join Friends of PR
Find a member
Deal Corner
Photo Album
Calendar
Chat Room
Chat Schedule
Chat Transcripts
Sewing Classifieds
Add a Classified
Sewing Contests
enter contest
contest report
contest gallery
Favorite Links
reviews with comments
merchant gallery
article archive
newsletter archive
Craft Resources
contact info
shipping rates
returns & refunds
testimonials

Platinum Sponsor - Stylish Fabric
Stylish Fabric
You are not logged in. Login here.



Message Board > Miscellaneous > foreign owned food production ( Moderated by Deepika, EleanorSews, CynthiaSue)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
foreign owned food production
quiltingwolf
star
quiltingwolf  Friend of PR
Intermediate
MD
Member since 12/15/02
Posts: 6542
Login to reply to this post

thumbsup 6 members like this.
Date: 5/31/13 10:09 AM

I just posted this on facebook. I read about this yesterday.

Who thinks companies started (incorporated) and that exist in the United States shouldn't be allowed to be brought by a foreign county especially those to do with food production? Smithfield was just brought by a Chinese company. Sorry no more Smithfield products for me. It has nothing do do with the Chinese people however I don't want my food controlled by a foreign government. What if you were to go to war with them? Or they just got pissed off at us? And they stopped all US production? I don't really care about material goods, except for the fact China pays their workers slave wages. For food is a whole different matter. And basically all the money that is paid for these products is also going to a foreign county and this is good for our economy how? I just have to shake my head at the lack of common sense in our govenment, time after time. Also I learned another big meat producer located here is owned by a company in Brazil. JBS Swift Group. Citizens really need to pay more attention to this stuff.

------
quiltingwolf.blogspot.com

kittykate
star
kittykate
Intermediate
ON CANADA
Member since 12/18/02
Posts: 1143
Login to reply to this post

thumbsup 3 members like this.
Date: 5/31/13 10:20 AM

That's been our Canadian reality for years. All of our iconic beer companies are foreign owned: Brazil/American/Japanese.

quiltingwolf
star
quiltingwolf  Friend of PR
Intermediate
MD
Member since 12/15/02
Posts: 6542
Login to reply to this post

In reply to kittykate <<
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


Date: 5/31/13 10:43 AM

Yes but alcohol isn't a necessity, food is. Also were these companies once owned by Canadians?
-- Edited on 5/31/13 10:49 AM --

------
quiltingwolf.blogspot.com

tgm and Kittys
star
tgm and  Kittys  Friend of PR
Advanced Beginner
WI USA
Member since 3/8/10
Posts: 7961
Login to reply to this post

In reply to quiltingwolf <<


Date: 5/31/13 10:48 AM

I don't like it either. ... ...Just seems so wrong on so many levels!

------
Finally a whole week above zero! Whoo hoo! ~smile~
2 shots in DH eye down, 1 more to go. We hope the tumor is shrinking.
God is with us no matter what ...+


petro
starstar
petro  Friend of PR
Advanced
FRANCE
Member since 6/24/07
Posts: 2350
Login to reply to this post

thumbsup 3 members like this.
Date: 5/31/13 11:17 AM

In general, I think that products are better made locally, with any profits accruing staying in the country where they are made. Its a pity that's not the reality.

quiltingwolf
star
quiltingwolf  Friend of PR
Intermediate
MD
Member since 12/15/02
Posts: 6542
Login to reply to this post

In reply to petro <<
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


Date: 5/31/13 11:20 AM

Yes why ship something across the world when you could grow it right up the street. It would be cheaper also.

------
quiltingwolf.blogspot.com

justgail

justgail
Intermediate
IA USA
Member since 1/19/06
Posts: 695
Login to reply to this post

Date: 5/31/13 2:48 PM

I'm not really happy about it. I cringe when I see all the "product of China" labels, and read about their lack of enforced standards and environmental issues. Not to mention, how many little kids were poisoned by the melamine-laced formula, all to save a few pennies and boost the factories profit. And dogs and cats over here that were poisoned.

I hope those who are saying "no more Smithfield" are also paying close attention to the immigration battle regarding our food. More farmers are considering going to other countries because they can't find American workers to work the fields and orchards here in the US. So much for the "taking away American's jobs" argument. The powers that be are considering allowing a number of guest workers for agriculture, but when that number is filled, areas where crops come in later will still be short of workers.

I support inter-country trades, but when it seems like it's always a one-way deal, or the other country has ethics/quality/environmental horror stories..... I just hope China and all the other countries that want fast development can take a lesson out of our history and realize that treating the people and environment with respect costs much less than cleanup and damage control does.

edited to add - IIRC, doesn't China want Smithfield to increase their pork supply, not sell their pork to the U.S.?
-- Edited on 5/31/13 2:50 PM --

quiltingwolf
star
quiltingwolf  Friend of PR
Intermediate
MD
Member since 12/15/02
Posts: 6542
Login to reply to this post

In reply to justgail <<
thumbsup 2 members like this.


Date: 5/31/13 2:56 PM

As I commented on my facebook place this isn't about products from foreign counties this is about control of our food supply by a foreign power that might not be our friend in the future. Foreign nations shouldn't control the livinghood or food supply of workers here in the US. Companies on American soil shouldn't be own by foreign interests. And this also effects our economy. And I'm sure they are probably getting all kinds of tax breaks. We had better wake up and be self sufficient.

------
quiltingwolf.blogspot.com

Laurie Lou
star
Laurie Lou  Friend of PR
Intermediate
MN USA
Member since 10/16/05
Posts: 404
Login to reply to this post

Date: 5/31/13 3:39 PM

I posted this to my FB page also. I'm also thinking about the welfare of the animals too. Not to mention the true safety of the food. Right now in this economy we should be focusing on selling product to China...not the company. It is just not as economically benificial to us in the short term or long term for that mattter. I'm not sure it is a done deal though. I understand there is a lot of static and public backlach about this. I'm going to keep mu eye on it and be vocal where I can. I believe in free enterprise but because of loopholes in the legal system and policies...I'm just not convinced this is something that should happen

------
Laurie Lou

tlmck3
star
tlmck3
Advanced Beginner
IL USA
Member since 7/11/05
Posts: 3753
Login to reply to this post

In reply to justgail <<


Date: 5/31/13 5:35 PM

Yes, the Chinese company wants Smithfield to meet pork demand in China-already the world's largest (and fastest growing due to increased standards of living because of the growing economy) pork consumer.

Chinese pork farming is not industrialized, there is a shortage of arable land, processing and distribution are not efficient and Chinese pork farmers can't keep up with domestic demand.

They don't want to export pork from China.

I didn't realize Armour was now a Smithfield company. So is something called Farmland.

It's not a done deal yet but it will probably pass legal muster.

NYT article on the sale

------
I am going for a level of perfection that is only mine... Most of the pleasure is in getting that last little piece perfect...Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just keep showing up and doing the work.

Chuck Close, painter, printmaker, photographer

Hope has two lovely daughters: Anger and Courage

St. Augustine

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Miscellaneous >> foreign owned food production

Merchants on PR
Gwyn Hug
Fabric Shopping Help!
Deals!
Lanetzliving Vintage Sewing Patterns
Vintage Sewing Patterns
Deals!
Style Arc sewing dress patterns
Patterns That Fit
Web site
Victoria Jones Collection
Timeless Hawaiian styles
Web site
So Vintage Patterns
Thank You for Joining!
Deals!

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.
Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Online Sewing Classes
Altering Jackets
Fee: $19.99
(Regular $59.00)
Altering Jackets

Online Sewing Classes
10 Clever Techniques To Help You Sew Like a Pro
Fee: $49.00
(Regular $49.00)
10 Clever Techniques To Help You Sew Like a Pro

Butterick 4789
photo
Review by chicagoche... on 3/12/10
Read Review

Blank Slate Schoolday Skirt Digital Pattern
Blank Slate Schoolday Skirt Digital Pattern

Details
Price: $7.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Sis Boom Bosco Bowtie Digital Pattern FREE
Sis Boom Bosco Bowtie Digital Pattern FREE

Details
Price: $0
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Simplicity 2652
photo
Review by NhiHuynh on 1/6/12
Read Review

Sewing Workshop Tamari Apron Pattern
Sewing Workshop Tamari Apron Pattern

Details
Price: $8.00
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Petite Plus 202 Pattern
Petite Plus 202 Pattern

Details
Price: $21.00
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Burda 9793 Pattern
Burda 9793 Pattern

Details
Price: $8.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Vogue 8983 Pattern ( Size 8-10-12-14-16 )
Vogue 8983 Pattern ( Size 8-10-12-14-16 )

Details
Price: $25.00
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Subscribe to PR Message Board Feed Subscribe to the PR Message Board Feed Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe at NewsGator Online Subscribe at Bloglines Add to MyMSN