BUY LOCAL, BUY ORGANIC
Buying locally produced food and products reduces the environmental impact of long-distance shipping, and has the added benefit of supporting local businesses and agriculture.
As a consumer, you have the power to effect change toward friendlier manufacturing and agricultural practices. Look for the ‘certified organic’ label on food and products. This label means that foods are grown without the use of synthetic fertilizers or pesticides, and animals are raised with organic feed and kept free from growth hormones and non-specific use of antibiotics. Become an educated consumer, do your research, and find local and organic farms near you.