Progressive Democrat Newsletter Issue 203

With the massive Salmonella recall, the problems with food and pet food contamination from Chinese products, and the general increase in food prices, I am adding listings of local food co-ops for many states I cover. Generally, these offer lower prices and higher quality than general supermarkets. Some require an investment of time and/or money, but some do not. I shopped at a food co-op as a student in San Diego in the 1980's and it really kept my food bills way down. Currently my wife and I have joined the Park Slope Food Co-op in Brooklyn, the largest food co-op in America, and although we find aspects of it inconvenient, we do find the prices are much lower and we eat far more healthy now. And NONE of the products we buy were part of the massive recall I discussed a few weeks ago. So take a look at any listings I give for your state, and let me know if you know of any I missed.

I will also say that in addition to food co-ops, we love Trader Joe's. Trader Joe's is a regular supermarket, but they are cheaper than almost any other regular supermarket I have found, have MUCH higher quality products, and, according to the Co-op America Responsible Shopper website, is one of the few companies they rate that actually has an excellent record on environment, labor, social issues, etc. I have never liked Whole Foods, which is over priced and far lower quality than I expected. Trader Joe's does it better and cheaper.

Here is this week's newsletter:

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

USA GREEN JOBS REPORT

Health Care and Education: The Business Model Has Failed

Gender Ratios Around the World

Brooklyn Focus: Josh Skaller for City Council

Syracuse, NY Food Co-ops, Credi Union and Wind Power

South Bronx, NY Food Co-op

NEW YORK STATE FOCUS

Orange County, CA Events

Sacramento, CA Food Co-ops and Events

San Diego, CA Food Co-ops and Events

CALIFORNIA FOCUS

TEXAS FOOD CO-OPS: Houston, Austin, Denton, Keller

Houston/Harris County, TX Events

Austin/Travis County, TX. Events

TEXAS FOCUS

Tucson, AZ. Food Co-ops

Phoenix, AZ. Events

ARIZONA FOCUS

New Jersey's Center for Urban Restoration Ecology

NEW JERSEY FOCUS

Georgia Democrats Work Community Events

GEORGIA FOCUS

North Carolina Action: Support Comprehensive Sex Education

NORTH CAROLINA FOCUS

VIRGINIA FOCUS

COLORADO FOCUS

Reform Illinois

ILLINOIS FOCUS

FLORIDA FOCUS

WISCONSIN FOCUS

WASHINGTON FOCUS

PENNSYLVANIA FOCUS

IOWA FOCUS

NEVADA FOCUS

Tags: alternative energy, Arizona, California, Colorado, Education, Florida, Food Co-ops, gender, Georgia, green jobs, Healthcare, Illinois, Iowa, Nevada, new jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, sex education, texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin (all tags)

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