Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Another month?

Just saw this posted on another friend's page and maybe this is the next challenge.  I found the list a bit surprising and would like to verify many of the listing but it is something to think about. 

The consolidation of food production and distribution in North America is frightening and in many ways my one month challenge (to go without The Grocery Store) is about just this - choice, diversity, sourcing and faith.

We have trusted those who grow, process and sell our food to have food, its nutritional value and quality, as their highest priority. We know that is not the case. So what do we do about it? 

Boycotts, like mine, can be effective but for every one of me who lives somewhere with little choice, there are a 100 others in the same position.

Lobbying can work and it might be the next step for me.  I can imagine sitting down and talking to the store manager about this and seeing what he might be able to do within his corporate structure to change things.  Maybe a farmers' market in the parking lot midweek? 

Stranger things have happened.

PS I will catch up on posting in the next few's been a busy time...

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