We have all been scared with the controversy about milk products and milk from China. Somehow we, especially the mothers, were affected that this has changed the way we lived for some time. Or maybe we still harbor those fears in our hearts.
The government does its work in investigating the problems but it is still up to us to do what we think is best.
So now that the news reports have released the partial list of milk and milk products that can be safely consumed, I ask you this question:
Do you think NOW is really the time to patronize our locally made milk and milk products or would you still trust products manufactured in other countries?
I have been patronizing mostly locally made products for several years now. We buy milk in tetra bricks that have been made here in the Philippines, along with powered milk. Some of the milk products that we buy are also locally made, save for some favorite chocolate brands. So the seed of panic was not that big with me although I have thought of several ways to have the children get their daily dose of protein coming from other food sources like mongo (mung bean) seeds and soya.
For some of the canned goods that we get like tuna and sardines, we get those that were locally made too. Our tissue papers are locally made.
The other toiletries we use such as soap, shampoo and toothpaste are regionally made, or manufactured in neighboring ASEAN countries. Of course, I wouldn’t want to buy anything with characters written which I could not understand, so those with English translation are just fine with me. Better be safe than pay for acne treatments, is my motto.
For several years, we have been cooking vegetables and real food, rather than cooking processed or fake food. Yes, we still have some of those cheese dogs and pork tocino but these products are bought using the same brand for years and not consumed as often as the children would want to.