What’s Happening To Our Farm Land Here In Canada

I spoke at the Horticultural meeting here in Port Loring last Thursday night on different topics. This Article here is a few topics that I touched on, and have tellin’ folks for years, it says what is exactly going on in Canada that few folks even consider a problem, but in reality it is a major problem.  Take a look.  It is a bit long but worth the read, that is if your interested in what is going on in our country and want to take a hand in saving it.

Buy Canadian!———{American!}

When the Canadian dollar was low in value, foreign companies bought up most of the businesses in Canada at garage sale prices.  Foreign owners have closed down the canning factories in Exeter (north of London, ON) and in the Niagara area. As a result the local farmers have no place to sell their produce or have it preserved.

In the soft fruit producing area of Niagara, farmers have ripped out their peach trees because other than road side stands who will buy their fruit? The big companies have already decided and publicly announced that it is cheaper to buy canned peaches from Greece, so that is what you will see in stores. The farm land is being sold to developers and turned into big house and condo developments.

The canning factory in Exeter was eventually taken over by a co-op of former employees and they will try to make a go of it but it sounds kind of shaky. The politicians stood by and did nothing.

Garlic is no longer produced in Canada because it comes from China at a price cheaper than the cost of production in Canada . That’s all you see in stores and there is no Canadian produced garlic to choose from even at a higher price. Maybe the high taxes in Canada have something to do with it.  A small but determined radical group trying to unionize farm labour didn’t help matters either.

Sure all these trade agreements bring us low cost material goods, but if everyone is out of a job who is going to buy these products?

Good luck trying to find 100% Canadian products in stores. The only way to find such a thing is to deal directly with the farmer and leave out the retailer.

“FOOD” for thought. More information on this subject…..

SOMEONE WAS BUYING FOOD THE OTHER DAY AT THE COUNTRY MARKET. ON THE LABEL OF SOME PRODUCTS IT SAID ‘FROM CHINA ‘.

FOR EXAMPLE THE “A FAMILY” BRAND OF THE MANDARIN ORANGES SAYS RIGHT ON THE CAN FROM CHINA. SHOCKED!!  SO FOR A FEW MORE CENTS BUY THE LIBERTY GOLD BRAND OR THE DOLE WHICH IS FROM CALIFORNIA .

Another example is in canned mushrooms. No-Name brand came From Indonesia .  Next to them were President Choice brand.  Produce of Canada !!  The P. C. Went into the grocery bag.

TAKES FOREVER JUST TO BUY FOOD AND DO LABEL READING !!

Are we Canadians  and  Americans as dumb as we appear

— Or — is it that we just do not think?

While the Chinese, knowingly and intentionally, export inferior and even toxic products and dangerous toys and goods to be sold in North American markets, the media wrings its hands and criticizes the Bush Administration (now Obama Administration) (and the Harper Government!) for perceived errors.

Yet 70% of North Americans believe that the trading privileges afforded to the Chinese should be suspended.

Well, duh… why do you need the government to suspend trading privileges?

SIMPLY DO IT YOURSELF, CANADA/AMERICA!!

Simply look on the bottom of every product you buy, and if it says ‘Made in China ‘ or ‘PRC’ (and that now includes  Hong Kong ) simply choose another product, or none at all. You will be amazed at how dependent you are on Chinese products, and you will be equally amazed at what you can do without.  Who needs plastic eggs to celebrate Easter? If you must have eggs, use real ones and benefit some North American farmer. Easter is just an example, the point is do not wait for the government to act. Just go ahead and assume control on your own.

THINK ABOUT THIS,  If 200 million North Americans refuse to buy just $20 each of Chinese goods, that’s a billion dollar trade imbalance resolved in our favour . . . Fast!!

The downside?  Some Canadian/American businesses will feel a temporary pinch from having foreign stockpiles of inventory.  Wahhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!

The solution?  Let’s give them fair warning and send our own message.  Most of the people who have been reading about this matter are planning on implementing this on June 4, and continue it until July 4.  That is only one month of trading losses, but it will hit the Chinese for 1/12th of the total, or 8%, of their North American exports. Then they will at least have to ask themselves if the benefits of their arrogance and lawlessness were worth it…

“Remember: June 4 to July 4 “

EVEN BETTER. . . START NOW!

One thought on “What’s Happening To Our Farm Land Here In Canada”

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