I have always stressed the importance of buying products, esp. food products, that are made locally or in a reputable country. Ok, sometimes you can't help purchasing a product esp. a computer component or clothing that is NOT made in China. But anything that I would consume, I would be sure that it was not EVER made in China. I just got a scary email about a toxic industrial solvent from China made its way into medication in Panama, killing at least 100 people!! This company sold this solvent as pure glycerin!!!