Friday, September 3, 2010

Oh No: Trader Joe's

Photo by Anda La Lucha

I must shop at Trader Joe's at least once a week, and of course the biggest reason for that is their unbelievable (at least on some items) prices. I've never been a big fan of their produce—I hate that it comes packaged in plastic containers, which seems beyond wasteful when dealing with produce, and the freshness is often questionable (too many times I've come home with a container of berries to find mold already thriving).

But I had no idea that their prices were at the expense of farmworkers' rights. Of course I should have; everything cheap these days seems to come with a much higher price than anyone knows. Read the full article on Grist. It's an eye-opener. And a good incentive to shop at Whole Foods instead of TJ's this weekend.

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