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Occupy Your Fridge

November 7, 2011

There has been a great deal of discussion surrounding Occupy Wall Street – even so far as to who will hold the patent for the phrase Occupy Wall Street!  It is an exciting time in this land and I hope positive change will come soon.  While protesters are out there eating God knows what,  I ask that you consider two things:

What’s in your fridge?

Is your fridge filled with produce and products that still look like something that came out of the ground, or, have you spent your money on processed food that the 1% control?   Have you eliminated man made trans fats or high fructose corn syrup from your pantry?  No?  Looks like the 1% has occupied your fridge.

Take control read your labels, know what companies YOU want to spend YOUR money supporting.

Every dollar spent on food is a vote.  Are you voting for 1%?

And where did it come from?

So you have a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables in your kitchen – GREAT!  Where did they come from?  If they are products that are in season, did they come from a local farm?  If not, your produce was probably picked before it was ripe, won’t taste as good as it’s local counter part, AND it went through a shipping method that wasted petroleum.   Who makes money when more petroleum is used?  I think that’s the 1%!

If you can afford it and the option is available: buy fresh, buy local, and don’t buy from the 1%.  Do your part to “be the change you want to happen”.  Thanks Gandhi for the quote.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 7, 2011 10:52 pm

    Great title for your post! Buying local can be hard though

    • anna permalink*
      November 10, 2011 8:54 pm

      Thanks! I agree – it can be both difficult to find local and expensive to purchase. Taking time to check out what is available in your town can really pay off in the long run. I have LOVED having a CSA because I don’t have to figure out what to buy – I just pick it up. It worked out for my piggy bank too.

      A couple of years ago I volunteered at Fair Food Farmstand in the Reading Terminal in Philadelphia. As a volunteer I got a discount on my produce – it was great!

      Thanks for reading!

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