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What would the shelves in your supermarket look if you banned all foreign goods?

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posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 02:06 PM
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The German EDEKA Group is the largest German supermarket corporation, currently holding a market share of 26%. They just did an interesting experiment. I wonder how Walmart would look if they did the same..



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posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 02:15 PM
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a reply to: ForteanOrg

Food shelves wouldn't look too bad, here, although it'd lack the exotic stuff. The rest of the shelves in Waltart would be barren though.



posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 02:22 PM
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a reply to: ForteanOrg

I shop at a local Mennonite store.

So unless they start banning the Amish, not much of a change for me.




posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 02:26 PM
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Mine would look even better than it does now.

💥😃💥



posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 02:32 PM
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a reply to: ForteanOrg

Interesting pro immigration propaganda.


Enjoy Germany.



posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 02:32 PM
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a reply to: ForteanOrg

Damn Germany......I knew you didn't have Natural Resources in the World Wars, but can't you make your own food?



posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 02:47 PM
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a reply to: ForteanOrg

Good point the video makes. And Walmart would be the same as that -- empty. Which is why I don't shop at Walmart, because those low prices are such due to the exploitation of workers across the globe in order to import them at such low prices.

It's always a good test for me when I meet people and get to know them enough to broach it -- what do they believe in and do they live by those beliefs. If someone hates immigrants, Mexicans, Muslims and whatever other countries but refuses to boycott Walmart and only thinks about their money, their wallet, and not their values -- chances are we won't get very far in the long run. Other hypocrisies will come up.



posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 03:00 PM
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a reply to: ForteanOrg

If they implemented the change slowly then the shelves would remain full.



posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 03:13 PM
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I prefer local farmers markets to Walmart so not much would change from my shopping.



posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 03:17 PM
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I think the lack of coffee might be alarming for many, myself included. Plus there would be few spices and only a few herbs. No black pepper?! Life wouldn't be worth living. Before you say it, chicory coffee is not an option.



posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 03:20 PM
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a reply to: ForteanOrg

Like they did when housolds canned their own foods less than 70 years ago in the US. Mason jars, Kerr and gardens. Lost art today. Slaughtering to meet needs etc. More needs not wants...

My grandmother still "jars" food, she is 98 this year, at least a year of supplies in that house for more than 6 people, and still gives a lot away. Has a huge garden.

Mg



posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 03:21 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Care to elaborate why?



posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 03:21 PM
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a reply to: pavil

We can. But we do like food from around the world. Sometimes we drive to Italy just for a pizza or visit an Austrian supermarket, they have so delicious sweets! Love this planet!



posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 03:36 PM
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originally posted by: Alien Abduct
a reply to: ForteanOrg

If they implemented the change slowly then the shelves would remain full.


There are restrictions on what the local area can provide. Assuming that the US would accept an "USA produced foods only" policy, you probably would have sufficient corn, eggs, dairy and honey. But diversity would diminish. You would not eat as much meat as you do now. Some spices would be missing. You would not enjoy that many kinds of fruits. Coffee would be scarce, as would chocolate. An estimated 15 percent of the U.S. food supply is imported, including 50 percent of fresh fruits, 20 percent of fresh vegetables and 80 percent of seafood. Some goods would become very expensive, especially if local crops failed.



posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 03:41 PM
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It would look like local companies got a chance to put stuff on the shelf for once. Food products would not be an issue, but maybe for the average american.
Chinese products are not necessary to REAL Americans. It's cheaper? Yes. But not necessary. There'd be a couple years of belly aching by spandex wearing, global thinking, mama's boys and girls. But they'll either die off, (wouldn't be missed), or coyboy/girl up!
We make so much food products here in the U.S.A. farmers are paid not to grow it!
Real Americans don't need China's production. American companies need China's production/products. Wouldn't hurt America one bit to go without China a couple decades.
Germany not so much. I live in an American State, about the size of Germany. We'd be pretty self sustaining without outside help, if we could keep outsiders out and global thinkers in check. ....But that's a different topic.
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posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 03:45 PM
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a reply to: LightSpeedDriver

Chicory coffee is a gift from the gods. . .



posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 03:49 PM
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Its good to have trade with your neighbors, however, some select crops are amazing in that they will grow no matter what, only in the specific soil or habitat, even no matter how many experimentation with the mycology, soil bacteria et al, So there is always a market for international trade.



posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 03:50 PM
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originally posted by: randomtangentsrme
a reply to: LightSpeedDriver

Chicory coffee is a gift from the gods. . .

Aye localized tastes also play a role in distribution costs.



posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 03:53 PM
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That's where your wrong supply would not be completely shut off short of a worldwide crisis. It's all hyperbole to scare the masses into opposing Trump so big corp can still reap the reward of low regulations and slave labor.

But i will play along ...

Walmart originally prided itself for carrying a majority of US products while Sam (the founder) was alive it would be nice to see them return to its roots.



posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 03:57 PM
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a reply to: LightSpeedDriver

We find a place that's good for the cofee bean, and MAKE it a state or territory. Problem solved. I don't see coofee as an issue.
We can trade for pepper, or make them a state/territory too. Again, I don't see an issue. This global love, peace crap is nonsense. You get what you like or you create it. It's that simple.

There is no reason to have your happiness depending on a country that doesn't share your values, producing your, "flavor of the week" and at the same time? Taking profits from the "sales", to "gear up", to fight you in battle... Where in all logic and history, has that ever made sense?




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