Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Un-Australian toothpaste.

Strange name for a blog post, yes.  But I am incensed, and am going to do a rant, so consider yourself warned.  I was in the Eltham Safeway store today, looking at all the shelves of toothpaste and searching for my favourite Macro brand toothpaste.  I couldn't see it, so I started reading the labels to find out a bit more about the other brands.  Sensodyne was my first choice, but the small print said it was made in India.  INDIA??   I picked up a tube of Macleans...made in Africa.   AFRICA???   And the last one Colgate, is made in Thailand.   THAILAND???  Where are you, Dick Smith?  You've brought out a large range of foods with your name on, proudly proclaiming "Made In Australia".   You'd better have a look at producing some other products locally,  mate.

I eventually found just one toothpaste made here in Australia - Cedel.  So I bought it, and unless I can find the Macro brand again (which is also made here) that's all I will ever buy.  I'm not being racist; I just do not want to put stuff into my mouth that was made in India, Thailand or Africa.   There are many things in our house that have their origins in those countries, and I have no objection to them.  But as far as food and personal health products go, I believe they should be made locally.

Choice had a frightening article in this month's issue, about the toxic chemicals founds in cloths and furnishing that are made overseas and imported into Australia.  Anyone reading this blog who has unexplained health issues, should beg borrow or buy that issue of Choice magazine and read it.  You may be shocked. 


Blogger Isabelle said...

How strange. I've never looked to see where my toothpaste is made. I now will.

Thursday, 21 June, 2012  
Blogger Merle said...

Dear Gina ~~ I am taking more and more notice of where things are made and buying Australian when I can.
I agree with you about the Diamond Jubilee and how well respected the Queen is. and also agree about Kylie who must have gotten too big for her boots. Her outfit could have been better as well. I watched the entire concert and as many other celebrations as I could. I am doing really well at last, but still need my walker. I have got used to the new version of blogger now. I didn't feel earthquake but other did in
Shepp and Mooroopna. We sure don't need more of that. Take care my friend, Love, Merle.

Friday, 22 June, 2012  

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