How much does it matter to you where your food comes from and whether the workers who tend and harvest the crops have safe working conditions and receive fair compensation? Take the quick poll on this page and share your thoughts.
Sometimes I miss the days when buying food was less complicated. Do you feel that way too?
Take peaches. We can get them all year round now, if we don’t mind hard apple-like orbs picked solid green and shipped around the globe, or rather up the globe, if you’re in North America as I am.
Here at Chez Grace, we love our peaches, but only when they’re juicy and tree-ripened, which means we get them for a very short time each summer.
Come winter, I’ll have to choose whether to buy California-grown hot-house tomatoes, which I detest, or farm-grown organic tomatoes from Mexico. Or do without.
That’s a tough decision, too, because I’ve seen stories about farm workers in Mexico working in deplorable conditions and for very little pay.
One thing is certain, buying food isn’t the simple trip to the grocery store it once was. Or is it?
How about you?
What do you think about when you plan your grocery list for the week? Would you be willing to share your thoughts?
Take this quick poll, choosing the answer that most resembles your buying decisions, then share your feelings about your choice in the comment section below.
There’s no right answer. This is your opportunity to have your say.