Friday, July 9, 2010

Grist: "Why Eaters Alone Can't Transform the Food System"

A good perspective via Grist.com as to why speaking out with our wallets might not be enough. I'm a big believer in consumer activism of sorts- boycotting stores or making a point of purchasing specific products and spreading the word in my social circles- but if the right infrastructure needed to make small farm owners successful isn't there, my consumer activism might not be enough. We need to petition our local representatives on behalf of the CSAs and the small farms we see and love at our local Greenmarket.

Definitely worth a read if you want some basics on the issue!

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