5 Resources about how our consumption affects others

Migrant workers' childrenSince I can’t speak from expertise nor experience, let me share some resources with you on the issues I’ve been discussing this week.

  1. Francis Lappe’s Why Can’t People Feed Themselves is a must read. Just one article, and I’m sure it’s open to charges of bias and inaccuracies. But I think we need to think along historical lines and realize that, to some degree, we and our forefathers share some responsibility for the current state of the world.
  2. Slavery Footprint is a good site to make you think about how your possessions and your consumption affect people in other countries.
  3. The Story of Stuff presents a view point of the consumerist society. You might also want to see Lee Doren’s rebuttals on his YouTube channel; he calls The Story of Stuff a “leftist indoctrination movie.”
  4. The book 7 : An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess has caused many to think about their lifestyle. Author Jen Hatmaker’s website has additional resources.
  5. The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table brings the discussion back home, focusing on the exploitation of the poor in America and how that relates to our food supply.

So if any of this discussion has sparked your interest, you’ve got some places to go for more information.

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