Saturday, June 20, 2009
How About A Trip To The Bar...?
No...not THAT bar! I'm talking about the bar code that is on everything we purchase now days.
Do you know what all of these numbers mean? Do you know how to determine just what country the goods you are buying are manufactured in?
If this information is important to you, then you might just find this interesting and educational.
The whole world is afraid of China-made "black hearted goods", with good reason. This is particularly true in food purchases, considering all that is going on in the world.
Can you differentiate which products are made in Taiwan and which ones in China ? Maybe this will help a bit!
If the first 3 digits of the bar code are 690, 691 or 692, the product is MADE IN CHINA. If the first 3 numbers are 471 is Made in Taiwan .
This is our right to know, but the government and related departments never educate the public. They feel that it's in our best interest NOT to know these things, therefore we have to RESCUE ourselves. It's up to us to educate and inform ourselves!
After all, power comes from the gathering of knowledge, the understanding of that knowledge, and the ability to use that knowledge to our benefit.
Now days, Chinese businessmen know that consumers do not prefer products "MADE IN CHINA ", so they don't show from which country it is made.
However, you may now refer to the bar code, as long as you remember that if the first 3 digits are:
00 - 09 …USA & CANADA
30 - 37 …FRANCE
40 - 44 …GERMANY
BUY USA by watching for "0" at the beginning of the number. We need every bit of helpful information we can get, and we all know that we aren't going to get it from any government involved in selling us goods, right?
Now, my friends, let's get some coffee and sit around the patio table for a while. The label on my coffee can says it MADE IN AMERICA...