Monday, February 11, 2008

Letter writing can make a difference!

Last year I wrote a letter to Trader Joe's (via their web site) telling them that I would no longer be purchasing the frozen organic spinach they sold that was grown in China due to my concerns about the safety of foods and other products sourced from China. In addition, I would be looking with far more scrutiny at all labels and not purchasing other products that also came from China.

An article published today in USA Today says that Trader Joe's listened to the concerns of their shoppers and will no longer be carrying foods and other items that were grown or produced in China.

Your voice can make a difference, so in addition to voting with your fork, speak up and speak out about issues that concern you. The internet is a modern day wonder to help you communicate these concerns both quickly and easily.

Diana Dyer, MS, RD

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