Thursday, 28 August 2008

WOW!! Eco Shopping made easy

Went grocery shopping last night for the first time in a couple of weeks and could not believe all the new organic products on the shelves - it was a sight for sore eyes!! And the list included products that you just wouldn't expect to be organic.

Beans of all kinds.More beans.Tortillas.Taco Mix.

About half my groceries were organic, which is not bad for the supermarket - considering I didn't get any fruit or veggies. Things have come a long way in a short time and the prices usually don't vary that much - although it is without doubt more expensive to buy organic.

And then today, when checking out Internet World's blog I discovered this great site: Eco Shopping, designed to make shopping with a conscience easy! I'm thrilled they exist - it is exactly what I was thinking about in the supermarket last night - someone should be getting this info out - and they are!

Why buy Organic, Fair Trade or Locally Produced products?
Organic is a more sustainable choice for the farmers/producers, gives you a better tasting, healthier product free from nasty chemicals and a higher vitamin content.
Fair Trade is a better choice for the local farmers/producers, giving them a fair income and conditions for their output.
Locally produced is a better environmental choice and gives jobs to your local community.

If you don't really care about any of this, then watch this:

(click on the picture, then press "play")

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