Well, good thing I have a good relationship with all things bee, wasp and hornet, because I’ve gone and done it. The hornet’s nest has officially been stirred. Our local co-op’s under new management and undergoing some, shall we say, “growing pains.” More like a complete identity crisis! After being texted by someone who shall remain anonymous, I had to see this to believe it: shelf stable, non-organic meat sausage filled with GMO corn syrup and MSG, proudly on display right next to organic raw vegan treats, almost looking like they are the same genre and standard.
Oh, that Fire Faery. She does have a wee bit of a fiery temper, now, doesn’t she? Well, apparently, I’m not the only one with jaw dropping recognition that one of these things is not like the others, but I am so far the only person willing to go on record about it. I left the following note, sent out a text and email blitz to people I know who might care to –ahem — speak the heck up, and then I sent a note to the President of the Board.
There’s a lot of opportunity these days to force people and institutions off the fence. You vote with your words, with your money, and with how you respond to non-organic, GMO and MSG filled BS. A bunch of us have been keeping our eye on this place, murmuring behind the scenes and attempting to extend the benefit of the doubt. Gosh, MCM, if you wanted to be added to my growing list of places needing Reiki Healing Attunements in Goshen, you could have just asked! Oh, I guess you just did….
Are you aware that the co-op now has processed, non-organic meat sausage with GMO corn syrup and MSG on display right next to raw organic vegan treats like they are somehow equivalently healthy? I never thought I would need to leave a note like this at the co-op.
What is going on?! If this is the new MCM vision, this town will end up making its own health food co-op, and MCM can feel free to turn itself into a gas station vendor. I don’t care if the “meat” was made in Nappanee. It doesn’t belong in the co-op, let alone prominently displayed as though it’s a featured new health food?! Has Monsanto gotten onto the advisory panel for co-ops, or does someone in ordering just not understand the word, “No”? Who’s making these decisions? I shudder to think if this is just the beginning of MCM’s new vision of itself as a leader in the community!
Sorry for the outrage. I am actually toning it down.
Shaking my head and not the only one doing it …
UPDATE: I was told to direct my concerns to the manager, and so I did: