Sunday, 29 January 2012

Ethical Shopping

I'm finding that I'm taking time when supermarket shopping to check labels more often - not just for saturated fat/salt content, but for country of origin (why buy dried apricots imported from Turkey when I can go to the next aisle and get Australian ones?). More recently, "Fair Trade" has become a label to look for, like this coffee:

Combined with "travel miles" and trying to buy locally produced produce, shopping for food is becoming an ethical decision.

4 comments:

Annie said...

MMMMmmmm my favorite coffee. I am also aware that I have a lot of carbon-laden air-miles to repay.....buy local, eat local. It is hard though to find Australian garlic (mostly chinese or spanish) and I wish someone would grow coffee in Qld.
Love Australian olive oil, so yummy and each one tastes so different...

martie said...

Too true! I've recently signed up to receive organic local produce - delivered fresh to my door every Wednesday! I'm not only supporting the local farmers - I'm getting such an eduction in fruits and veggies! I've even started juicing to help make sure nothing is going to waste.

It real is difficult to buy locally! Good luck and hope 2012 is going well for you.

Annie said...

Read Kingsolver, B, 2007, 'Animal, vegetable mineral - a year of food life', Harper Perennial.
She and her family move to a farm and try to eat only the food they grow, or to buy it within a few miles of the farm. Fascinating....and recipes too, including 50 ways with cabbage!!

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