Friday, October 06, 2006

Wait--This Isn't What I Signed Up For!

Check out this link to the cover story of the most recent Business Week magazine. I knew that there was something fishy going on. How could all those organic products suddenly start popping up on the supermarket shelves? I know that it takes at least two years to be certified organic, and all those wheat growers, rice growers, cow growers, etc. couldn't have switched over that quickly!

Now that greed has entered the picture "they're" getting around the meaning of the movement by shipping products in from all over the world. This isn't bad of itself, (anything that encourages natural, healthier food is good) but it defeats the purpose if food needs to travel 9,000 miles to reach our grocery carts. And "organic" cows on feedlots? That's not the picture in my mind...

I still support organic food, but now more than ever, I support getting it from trusted, local sources. Join the "Slow Food" movement, and ask your local store where they purchase their produce/dairy/meat from. If we demand local suppliers, we'll get local supply. It's just that simple.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Talina said...

What you refer to as the "slow food" movement is like the "100 mile" diet I have been reading about. The 100 mile diet helped me find my local CSA and some great farmers markets!
I enjoyed reading your posts! Thanks for sharing your knowledge

8:54 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Talina,

Yes, the 100 mile diet is related to the Slow Food movement. They do go hand-in-hand, don't they? Good for you in supporting your local CSA and farmer' markets. The food is so much fresher.

2:29 PM  

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