Thats seasonal and that exists everywhere. If you buy Fuji Apples....sometimes they come from China, sometimes Washington, sometimes New York, sometimes New Zealand or Germany. But probably almost never from where you think it does. The season is chased by the distributor. This happens with everything we eat outside of grain and rice and when it comes to fresh produce...grocers really have no choice in the matter. You can't get apples from New York in January...they NEED to come from somewhere else.
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>From: Don Robertson [[address removed]]
>Sent: 1/19/2010 7:37:34 AM
>To: [address removed]
>Subject: Re: [vegan-29] Grocery Bargains (Open Discussion)
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>I am new to this group and following the conversation about discount food. I
>cannot agree that Aldi and Wal mart are the same as Giant. Although food may
>have the same packaging doesn't mean it comes from the same place. Recently, I
>purchased some juice from the super wal mart and noticed the country of origin
>label said made in china. The exact same juice (brand, size, etc) in the food
>market was stamped made in Chile. For that reason I don't trust food
>manufacturers and especially not food in wal mart. I am looking for other ways
>to save, but on quality food.
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