Once upon a time I refused to buy imported fresh produce. I bought Australian fruit, veggies, meat and seafood only.
I also did my absolute best to buy “Australian Made” products from the rest of the supermarket and I had a handy dandy book to help me out with this. There’s always been a big push in Australia to do this, particularly as ownership of many products has now gone overseas. We can’t help where a corporate owner is based unfortunately, but by buying products made in Australia it helps to keep Australians in jobs and keeps some of the money in the country. (I was initially pleased and then concerned at the low prices in supermarkets and Kmart/Big W. The long term damage low prices do to the suppliers and manufacturers is a concern – but that’s not what this post is about).
So, in Australia I would come home from the supermarket with the majority of my stuff originating from Australia.
Now my eco bags are as multicultural as the country in which I live. If I were to only buy “Made in Singapore” products I’d starve to death. Quickly. I believe there is a chicken farm that sells eggs but there is no mass primary production in Singapore that I know of (please leave a comment to correct this if I’m mistaken).
Here’s a selection of my multinational shopping bag this week: