Monday, January 14, 2008

Made In...

I guess that's the definition of globalization, looking in your kitchen pantry and finding products from all over the world. It's kind of like that attraction at Disney World near the Epcot Center where you can travel from Morocco to China in a matter of minutes. While the idea of globalization* is good, what's scary is hearing all the reports about lead and other toxic materials that are being found in our products, all foreign imports. Now you never know if a seemingly innocuous trip to your local grocery store or toy store is safe when more and more products are being found unsafe, especially those coming from China. So in a world where everything seems to come from somewhere other than the United States, how do we protect ourselves? Do we go overboard and check every label before we buy something, or do we just live our lives hoping that what we consume and buy is not laced with lead? Daughter

*According to Wikipedia, globalization can be described as a process by which the world is unified as a single society in terms of economic, technological, sociocultural and political forces.

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