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  •  I was in love with WF (6+ / 0-)

    I love the quality and selection. But I also am a firm believer in spending according to one's morals, and hence, I've not set foot in a Wal-Mart in over five years.

    So a big F U to Mr. Mackey. I hit the co-op from here on out.

    GOP Talking Points Hotline: 1-800-WHINE

    by Auntie Neo Kawn on Thu Jul 23, 2009 at 10:43:26 AM PDT

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    •  Co-op is definitely the way to go if you have (2+ / 0-)
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      PsychoSavannah, Oh Mary Oh

      one in your area.  Co-ops are big in the slow food movement and the Buy Fresh, Buy Local campaign aimed at supporting family farms, local food producers, and bring healthier, more delicious products to consumers.  If you buy from your local co-op you also have the satisfaction of knowing that the money you spend stays in your community and profits, if there are any, are shared by the co-op members.

      I'm a co-op member.  I buy whatever I can there.  I love knowing that our co-op's profits are being plowed back into the business to improve quality and selection and shared with the community in the form of charitable contributions and grants.  Our co-op supports two local soup kitchens, the local food bank, a women's shelter, and our local community garden, including a program to train young people and immigrants in organic gardening methods and providing them an outlet to sell their produce.  I absolutely love knowing I'm not contributing a single dime to Wal-Mart or Whole foods and eating better because of it.

      "Any nation that can survive what we have lately in the way of government, is on the high road to permanent glory." - Molly Ivins

      by Involuntary Exile on Thu Jul 23, 2009 at 01:49:18 PM PDT

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