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Why would someone decide to avoid all food products made in the States?

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Why would someone decide to avoid all food products made in the States?

vil | Feb 15, 2014 11:16 AM

Okay, here is a question that has been bothering me for a while.

Recently, while helping out at an after school program where a snack is provided, one of the kids indicated that her parents instructed her to avoid food products made in the States (we are in Canada). Consequently, she skipped the particular cereal that was served on that day.

I understand preferences for dairy-free, organic etc., but what can possibly cause such a decision to avoid US-produced food products? (As an aside, I don't even think it is realistic to expect being able to avoid such foods, in a public setting where food sourcing and preparation is done through multiple people).

The belief that there is more GMO or chemicals in US food production? Not that I think it is true ;-)

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