Last Sunday the
Observer Food Monthly kindly made us part of 'the most ethical
meal on earth', which was very good of them. But that got us
thinking. Do we actually shop according to our ethics? Personally
speaking, I think I'm alright when it comes to thinking about the
consequences of my purchases, but as I sip on my tea, I'm not quite
sure where it came from. I don't know if it's ethical tea. So
perhaps I'm a bit rubbish.
The same goes for quite a bit of my shopping - I'm quite good at
being good and considerate in some areas, but my bin
bags/deodorant/bread might not be as ethical as they could be. I
guess it comes down to me being a modern day hypocrite like most
people - I do good stuff where I can but probably fall down in a
So, a question - how ethical are you? Do you shop with a
conscience? Or do you do as much as you can and then give up and
buy a bag of chips? Is there such a thing as an ethical bag of
chips? And are we all hypocrites?
Would be interesting to hear how far you go - if you have time,
post a comment.