Power of Peace Publishes List of Products That Are Not Made in China: Intends to Lobby Congress to Mandate Country of Origin Be Added to E-Commerce Sites and Printed Catalogs

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The Power of Peace (http://www.powerofpeace.com) today published a comprehensive list of products Not Made in China to help consumers make informed decisions about their purchases this holiday season. The Not Made in China list (NMIC) was developed and validated through a rigorous process of research and direct contact with manufacturers and suppliers.

Before you buy a new train or a dog toy for your friends, family or for charitable toy drives, consult the NMIC list for options.

    To further protect a consumer's right to factual data on where products are being made, Power of Peace also intends to lobby congress to legislate that every product for sale online and in printed catalogs, is clearly labeled with the product's Country of Origin - information which is often not available.

"With the proliferation of products that are now made in China, it is daunting for consumers to find alternatives. Power of Peace's NMIC list removes the burden of the search for those consumers who are concerned about how and where products come from and the potential impact these products may have on the environment and our health," said Sheryl Daija, CEO and founder of Power of Peace. "Before you buy a new train or a dog toy for your friends, family or for charitable toy drives, consult the NMIC list for options."

With China's recent and well-publicized rash of recalls including food, toys, toothpaste, tires and more, confidence in products manufactured in China has been seriously eroded. According to an ongoing CNN Lou Dobbs' poll, 91% of consumers will make an effort to buy products that were NOT made in China this holiday season. The Power of Peace's NMIC list includes Toys, Clothing, Housewares, Pet Products, Sporting Goods, Appliances and more. For a full list, visit http://www.powerofpeace.com/notmadeinchinaproducts.

To make the shopping experience even easier for the American public, the Power of Peace has also created NMIC posters as well as labels that retailers can download from the Power of Peace website and use in their stores and on their products - http://www.powerofpeace.com/notmadeinchinadownloads. By identifying their NMIC products, retailers have an opportunity to immediately provide consumer's with confidence in the products they are buying. The Power of Peace also encourages consumers and suppliers to submit additional products in an effort to collaboratively build the most comprehensive list available.

The NMIC list and the drive to mandate Country of Origin information on all e-commerce web sites and printed catalogs is part of Power of Peace's larger initiative to frame the environmental crisis in China as a Global Human Rights issue.

The World Bank states 16 of the world's 20 most polluted cities are in China. Tom Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Davis and an international authority on airborne particles reports that China pollutants are now a measurable part of California's daily pollution and describes China's brown pollution plume, now visible from space, as a "3 km thick haze of dust, sulfur, nitrates and other chemicals." According to Jiang Fan, deputy head of the National Population and Family Planning Commission, birth defects in China have increased by nearly 40 percent since 2001, now affecting nearly one in every 10 Chinese households. "A baby with defects is born every 30 seconds in China, and this situation has worsened year by year," he said.

"It is clear this problem does not just disappear on December 25th. It's a global village. We must acknowledge and change the detrimental impact of China's environmental crisis on citizens around the world," said Daija.

To join the NMIC community, visit http://www.powerofpeace.com.

About Power of Peace:

Power of Peace is the first-ever portal for Social Interactivism(TM), offering a singular online destination for people around the globe interested in issues including nuclear proliferation, global warming, genocide, children and human rights and more. The Power of Peace provides a unique platform offering straightforward information combined with opportunity to network with a broad activist community. The Power of Peace transforms "citizen journalists" into an exponentially more powerful community of "citizen activists" who are linked, informed, energized. For more information, visit http://www.powerofpeace.com.

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