Here’s a nice trip to go shopping, for when the going gets tough.

Beginning the tour, outside Pak'n'Save

Beginning the tour, outside Pak'n'Save


I’ll write more about this later in the week, but I figured a bit of PR before the event can’t go amiss.

We’re discussing the food budget, food security issues, and perennials like GE, organics, and safe food issues around battery hens, sow-crates, and food labelling. All while we do a bit of a shop, out in Kilbirnie. (#3 bus route, for those similarly vehicle-challenged!).

And a shout-out to Rongotai Greens, I’d love to see a few of you here, too, as well as at the Bar Edward meet-ups!

[Thanks to Cath McElwaine at Bowen for the spreading the message my way.]

*An invitation to *

*‘SHOPPING WITH SUE’*

Take a tour of a supermarket with me, Sue Kedgley Green MP, where I will answer questions on issues such as:

– how to become a more conscious, ethical consumer

– how to read and understand nutrition labelling

– how to avoid purchasing foods that may contain GE ingredients

– how to identify cruelty free products

– how to purchase locally grown New Zealand products

– additives to avoid

*Thursday 21st August 2008*

*2.00pm to 3.00pm*

*Pak’n’Save Kilbirnie*

*78 Rongotai Road*

*Kilbirnie*

*Wellington***

Here’s some more pix:

Locally grown garlic (not chinese)

Locally grown garlic (not chinese)

Sue discussing nitrates in processed meats

Sue discussing nitrates in processed meats

How much sugar is in that cereal?

How much sugar is in that cereal?

..and these tomatoes are both grown & packaged in NZ.

..and these tomatoes are both grown & packaged in NZ.

There’s an extended version of this over on my wordpress blog, a habit I’ll probably stick with, just to keep the other page interesting. C’mon over sometime!

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2 thoughts on “Here’s a nice trip to go shopping, for when the going gets tough.

  1. Pingback: What’s wrong with the Greens « Socialist Democracy

  2. Actually, I posted it here first, then put it up on my companion blog. The other version is longer, & goes into more detail about the issues involved.

    Several green bloggers on this site will be very amused by your denigration of my writing as ‘smug, middle-class nonsense’, since I generally make the middle-class greenies feel very uncomfortable.

    However, you weren’t to know that.

    Most of these food issues have been around for a while, some for over a decade (ie: GE), so I’m going to rashly assume that you’re new to policy-based campaigns, and suggest that you try looking at the publicly accessible pages of http://www.greens.org.nz, where you’ll find plenty of background to help you get up to speed on the various debates that have raged in NZ over the past decade.

    Which may help you to make more intelligent comments in future, as mere personality attacks tend to get moderated off.

    This is the only time I’m going to post that piece of info, so now you all know!

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