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The mission of U.S. Grown is to show consumers that they have a choice to purchase food products from food grown in the United States. The U.S. Grown food labeling program will assure that the gasoline lines of the 1970’s don’t become the food lines of the new millennium.

Americans are tired of seeing their jobs lost to unfair overseas competition. Americans refuse to import slave labor conditions. Americans refuse to compromise on environmental regulations and sanitation issues.

In our nation, the health, safety and nutritional value of foods are top priority, and rightfully so; since in today’s world terrorism is a fact of life. After all, what we eat contributes to the well-being of our lives.

It is time to level the playing field for U.S. farmers; it is time for the U.S. Grown food label program.

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Local farmer starts American-only line of foods
Posted at: 04/17/2009 10:01 AM |
By: Pat McGonigle

Henrietta - Clifford DeMay is a third generation farmer who has serious fears about the future.

"I don't know who's going to feed us," he says. "Third world countries?"

As a local grower and supplier, DeMay's always noticed when canned goods and other items on store shelves come from outside of America. But he says in recent years, the trade deficit in the grocery aisles has gotten worse.

"Product of the Philippines," DeMay reads from one food label.

"Thailand, concentrate from Argentina," he notices on other labels.The 67-year-old Wayne County native decided he had to act. DeMay started a food distribution company called U.S Grown.

All of the food under the U.S. Grown label, complete with an American flag, is grown, processed and shipped by American farmers and workers.Tops Markets is supporting DeMay and now carries 15 products under the U.S. Grown label.

"The customer response has been great," says Kristin Goetz, the Tops manager at the store on Jefferson Road in Henrietta. "Our customers are excited to support local growers and suppliers."

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Local Food Drive

The Buffalo Sabres, in conjunction with U.S. Grown Foods and Tops Friendly Markets, will be holding a Fan Food Drive during their home game on Saturday, February 21 against the New York Rangers. Game time is 7 p.m.

Fans are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to the game.

Items will be collected at all major entrance points at HSBC Arena. All items will be donated to the Food Bank of Western New York. Cash donations will also be accepted.

U.S. Grown Foods, available exclusively at Tops, will donate 200 pounds of food to the Food Drive. In addition, Tops has pledged to match up to 1,000 pounds of food donated during the drive.

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