Sadly finding something nasty in your food packaging is just a sub-issue of people wanting cheaper and cheaper supermarket foods. This post is not supposed to gross people out, but it probably will. It is supposed to tell you to shop local, pay a little more for your food and even ask questions about where it comes from and how it got to where it is…
BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Reasons to Shop Locally
10 – Cockroach
FACT: In an ever-increasing homogenised world, communities that preserve their small, local one-of-a-kind businesses also save their towns and villages distinctive character giving them an economic advantage!
9 – Frog
FACT: Locally owned businesses can build strong local communities by sustaining vibrant town centres and linking neighbours in a web of economic and social relationships, that also as a side benefit to contribute to local causes.
8 – Mouse
FACT: Local ownership ensures that important decisions are made locally by people who live in the community and who will feel the impacts of any decision made. This can mean a lot when you start thinking about all the supermarkets around you.
7 – Maggot
FACT: Compared to chain stores, locally owned businesses recycle a much larger share of their revenue back into the local economy, enriching the whole community. Other large supermarkets will often give revenue back but worldwide, not locally.
6 – Moth
FACT: Locally owned businesses create more jobs locally and, in some sectors, provide better wages and benefits than chains do.
5 – Mouse
FACT: Entrepreneurship fuels both national and local economic innovation and prosperity, and serves as a key means for families to move out of low-wage jobs and into the middle class.
4 – Ants
FACT: Local stores in town centres require comparatively little infrastructure and make more efficient use of public services relative to big box stores and strip shopping malls.
3 – Mouse
FACT: Local stores help to sustain vibrant, compact, walkable town centres which in turn is good for the environment by reducing vehicle use, habitat loss, and air and water pollution.
2 – Frog
FACT: A marketplace of tens of thousands of small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long-term.
1 – Spider
FACT: A multitude of small businesses, each selecting products based, not on a national sales plan, but on their own interests and the needs of their local customers, guarantees a much broader range of product choices.