You can support this good work by buying local; then choose organic if it’s available. Buying local at places like farmer’s markets and food co-ops keeps your money in the ‘hood, supporting people in your community instead of a large company elsewhere. And you have a chance to meet the people producing your food. And that’s good because…

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As of 2012, there were an estimated 1.4 million co-operatives in existence worldwide. Far from being a product of the flower-child era, co-ops are among the world’s oldest and most resilient forms of social enterprise, ranging from the very large (Best Western, for example) to the very small (Vancouver-based SHIFT, for example), and today they have grown to hold a stake in everything from agriculture to politics.

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