As with many things in life, the most important thing that you can do is simply to ask. Don’t be afraid to write to grocery chains, food manufacturers or anybody else involved in the creation and production of the food that you eat. That includes local participants at your farmer’s market. The power of a (post)consumer is with their dollar, and the more you speak out the more that food suppliers will provide better, fresher more eco-friendly food options. We may not be what we buy (or what we eat), but we do have the power to make a better world by what we don’t buy or eat.
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