Our outside fire - which I am loving - nothing to do with the post...
I am always aiming to support local independent businesses/food growers and products.
But then this happens.
I need a certain product. I look at my choices. There are four.
The shops own brand for $2.00. I look at the ingredients. All recognisable and safe. Nothing obscure or sus.
The other three... only one was Australian owned but imported ingredients $7.00. Obscure ingredients. Other two from or owned by overseas companies. Again $7.00 and obscure ingredients.
I choose the $2 one. Even though it is owned by a huge money making company - totally against my buying ethics. ALL ingredients were safe and it was value for money. How could I justify more than three times the cost plus very obscure product list?
Can you tell it stumped me? I feel the need to be sensible but I have not even began to scratch the surface on the effects this choice could result in.
What choice would you make?