The following piece taken from Facebook.
It was written by myself and a friend, both of us very patriotic and both highly concerned about the future of Australia.
By Vicki Thornton
I recently purchased a bottle of tomato juice and learned it only had 20% Australian ingredients!! Where are the imported ingredients from?! I contacted the company that makes the juice only to discover to my horror it is owned by a multinational company!!! That makes a whole lot of other products!! Also to my horror other companies are also owned by foreign interests!! This is something has really made me angry! Did you know that Golden Circle are owned by Heinz & Kraft? Berri juices are owned by Lion/Nathan who again are a foreign owned company who make a wide variety of product lines. The only person who seems to be interested in this serious issue is Dick Smith!! Go to his Facebook page and see the comments. Sorry for the rant, but I consider our farmers who then cannot compete with the imported products and therefore throw their produce back into the ground!!! Please support this very important issue!!
We have the finest produce anywhere in the world, but sadly it seems that somehow its not recognised. At least Bega now own Vegemite!!
Thanking you in advance!
Like Vicki, I too fear that much of what was once Aussie Owned has become merely a memory of what was…gone are those famous Aussie icons, brands that we were all so familiar with and proud to purchase. It’s a fact that Australia has some of the finest produce in the world, so why would we want to settle for anything less? Those quality products we grew up with are sadly, no longer…instead we are left with seconds! But to add insult to injury, most of us can’t even afford to buy Australian products, forcing us to choose the imports. Nothing will ever compare to home made or produced, and nothing will change unless WE take action!
Foreign produce is ruining our country. It undercuts the very fabric of our country, stealing from the farmers and the aussie manufacturers,pushing them to the brink of extinction! Australians are suffering…lack of sales means lack of jobs, and that leads to economic downfalls! I dont know HOW we can fix this but something has to give! One suggestion put to me was that of buying shares in Aussie companies, and this is something to possibly consider…(so long as its affordable, of course).
Everything Australian, could be lost forever. Let’s save our heritage and identity in this changing world! Be fair dinkum!
BUY AUSTRALIAN, OR SAY “BYE BYE” AUSTRALIA!