WEEKLY Q: Local, organic or ethical?
When you shop in what order of importance do you place the organic, local and ethical goals?
For example: would you pick the local option, the organic option from the other side of the world or the fairtrade, but not organic, option from the other side of the world?
For me I aim for local first as reducing food miles are most important in my opinion. Then I choose the ethical option if local is not available. Finally I go for organic if local and ethical options are unavailable.
Local wins for me because food miles, and the carbon emissions they produce, affect us all. Next come ethical choices, i.e. Fairtrade, as they directly affect the lives of others. Last for me is the organic option as they predominantly affect my own body first and others and the environment where the produce was grown to a lesser degree than ethical or local selections effect the bigger picture. Murky and subjective but how do you like them apples?
What do you think? What order do you place them in and why?