What American company are you talking about? Not to nit-pick, but rather to get to the heart of the issue, Menu Foods is a Canadian company with production facilities in Canada and the U.S. They produce wet and dry pet food for a huge number of brands sold throughout North America. I have seen many of these brands sold in Europe as well, but what I don't know is whether the production of those brands (Iams, Eukanuba, Science) were accomplished in North America or elsewhere under license.KeithsCatch said:I am pretty mad at American Companies continually buying crap from China. This is totally out of hand.
So what we have is a Canadian company making pet foods for many different labels, some of which are American, buying some base product from China. Your question should more properly be "Why didn't a Canadian company buy Canadian wheat for its product?"
Do you have a problem with Kroger selling a house brand pet food made in Canada rather than in America? Kroger is a major client of Menu Foods. So is Wal-Mart and many other retailers. Do you think retailers should be put in the position of having to produce their own house brands?
This is an international world we live in. We all go fishing with foreign-made goods. I don't see too many people in here or elsewhere in the bass boards railing against Shimano. Perhaps that is because Shimano is one of the gold standards in fishing equipment. Still, try to by an American rod and reel system. Your choices are severely limited - especially when it comes to the reels. Hey, I even see the top end American rod makers using Fuji guides. So much for an all-American product.
You can quit buying at Wal-Mart if you wish. What retailer will you patronize? All retailers use off-shore producers and suppliers. You can drive yourself nuts on this issue if you let it get to you.