We’ve got a huge moral dilemma in this country and in the world. We want economic recovery but we have got to quit manufacturing all the junk that we don’t really need. We’re in a jam, it’s damned if we do and damned if we don’t. When we go shopping for anything that isn’t biodegradable sooner than later we’re dooming our selves to bad air, bad water and the “new normal” mega storms. The ships that haul all the junk we love makes our precious waterways so gross no one would even think of swimming in our big rivers but we sure used to, we used to drink that water too. Going shopping will help rebuild the economy but that’s short-term financial gain and long term environmental damage that we can’t afford. Sounds like we need to start over … barter anybody?
Suellen Ocean is the author of the vegetarian cookbook, Poor Jonny’s Cookbook. Available here:
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