better world shopping Guide
If you are a conciencious person who wants to "vote" with your dollars when you shop, you may feel frustrated by the myriad of choices facing you at the supermarket. It's hard to remember which companies are environmentally and socially responsible and which are not. Even worse, many brands are owned by terrible companies which are not indicated anywhere on the packaging. For example Kraft and Nabisco are owned by a company called Altria which owns Phillip Morris cigarettes. Most people have heard how bad Phillip Morris is, but might not know that the same company owns many common brands of food. This book helps you make decisions about which products to buy by rating companies and brands on their social and environmental records. The book is organized by product type, making it easy to use while shopping. Though it includes most major brands, some companies are not rated in this book, and that is the only reason I give it 4 stars instead of 5. This is the first edition of the book, and I'm sure future releases will be more complete.