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Your money talks.
You have power.
Every dollar you spend in a world with choices is a statement of approval, it is a vote for or against something.
Marketers monitor closely what sells.
If factory farmed meats continue to sell then animals will continue to be raised in the same despicable manner.
If no one buys genetically modified foods then no one will sell modified foods.
We all have our own values and beliefs. That is what makes the world go 'round, but the big organizations don't want you to associate your spending power with the true moral or ethical values underlying their business practices - that's why they spend so much money creating false images and associations with advertising. It's up to you to do the research and figure out what you are supporting with your spending. In this day of information and choice - spend wisely. The future is riding on your spending habits.
Some ideas worth researching:
Was child or slave labor involved?
How does the manufacturing of this product affect the environment?
Does this company practice equal opportunity?
Are these chemicals truly safe for human consumtion?
Is this good for me?
Is this good for others?
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Mindful spending, values.