Wednesday, July 22, 2009

One of a series of meditations on the phrase "I will know"

It is important to realize the power my purchases wield. I need to acknowledge my responsibilities as a consumer. I will know how the workers at the companies my purchases feed are treated. I will know the working conditions at the plant that manufactures my shoes. I will know how the sales clerks are treated at the stores where I buy my clothes. I will know how the animals are housed on the farm from where I buy my meat. I will know how my vegetables are grown. I will know my farmer. I will know.