Sunday, February 17, 2008

Trader Joe's Pull Chinese Products

Wow. Check out these stories: L.A. Times, ABC News, and the Huffington Post.

I guess a few people have a say in what a grocery store sells. Do you hear people complaining at the big stores? Are people really that afraid? Of course this isn't as bad as the city in Florida that is attempting to ban ALL products from China. ABC News.

Have you really looked at the people that shop at stores like Trader Joe's and Whole Foods? Diet conscious, health conscious, and UGLY! Just goes to show that healthy does not always mean better! I digress.

Is it really that big of a deal? Is China really that "bad" or is it a perception that the media focuses on? We know about the Mattel thing. A couple of other things happen. Does it really mean that everything from this country is bad? I find it interesting to see how cultures collide like this. I also find it interesting the different standards placed on things in each culture/country. I am not overly concerned about products from China. I do believe the Chinese government is aware of the situation and will correct any issues with quality. On the other hand, I bet a study of quality of U.S. goods would show up some interesting results rivaling that of other countries. Let's start with the automobile! ;-)

In a way, as long as there are different cultures and different people, there will always be some sort of conflict. "Can't we all just get along?" This doesn't seem likely.

What do you think?

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