Letters to three grocery stores. I’m sure we will hear back from all three.
Consumers have a right to know if their purchase causes monarch butterfly extinctions.
Pick an environmental issue to look into. If it bothers you enough, try to do something about it.
Who knows if individual efforts make a difference in the scheme of things, but it’s worth trying.
TRADER JOE’S UPDATE:
I am EXTREMELY impressed with the short time it took for Trader Joe’s to get back to me. Quite a feather in their corporate cap.
The President of Trader Joe’s could not “certify” that his avocados were legit. He only assured me that they take great pains to buy from established, reputable growers.
Big Y said the same thing. No guarantees, only flaccid assurances that they “do everything they can do,” a phrase I find pathetic and suspect. Why can’t they GUARANDAMNTEE us???
Im never buying avocados again until a system is set up to GUARANTEE that my avocados are free of monarch butterfly blood.
With Stop and Shop, the jury is out. Stop and shop so far has been a HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT. Four contact attempts, and not one response. Pathetic. Seems that the biggest grocery store on the east coast just does not give a shit.