Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Follow up 'answers' to curious questions...

I can do nothing but shake my head at some of the comments or questions that have been raised.

1) YES we are buying NEW food... I don't know any other way to eat unless I had a few stomachs like a cow, or was a baby bird with regurgitated food from my mother! lol We do have plans to turn our flower beds into food forests though, try to eat as local as possible and as Food Inc suggests, 'only buy food your great grandmother would recognize as food'... so out goes yogurt in a tube, Scooby Doo, Shrek and Dora gummy treats in unrecyclable packaging and microwave popcorn.

2) Someone has pointed out that many many people go for very long periods of time without buying something new - not by choice, but by necessity, like the elderly or those on welfare. And she is absolutely right! Our challenge isn't to disrespect those in that situation, and if we thought more about each other, and less about 'being' the Jonses we'd all be better off. I thank the people who have the resources or desire to buy new things for their families, cause when they are done with it, it can serve a great many more people. As our consciousness chanages we will make better buying decisions, not just with our wallets in mind, but also for the earth and those who inhabit it.

1 comment:

  1. I caught the end of your Gary Doyle interview today--good luck with your experiment!