went to the grocery store tonight. all they had were oranges from australia. australia??? what's wrong with the valencia oranges that were grown just down the street from my old house in socal? or maybe a nice navel grown in florida? does it really only cost $1.68 a pound to fly an orange 19 hours from australia. does that mean I can fly to australia for $320 (190 lbs. @ $1.68)? i'm probably more dense than an orange so I wouldn't even take up as much space. okay, i'll give'em $400 for my flight to cover the cost of the flight attendant, pilot and some sweet airline food.
all this made me think of this. take some time for a read. you'll think twice when standing in the produce aisle. or try this one if want something closer to home.
what's my point, buy local. if you can't buy local, buy regional. if you can't buy regional, buy national. when you can't buy national, buy international. make change.