You can make a difference by shopping

Sometimes it is easy to feel powerless, there is so much bad news that you might start to feel that the world is going to H-E-double-toothpicks in a handbasket and there is nothing we can do about it. Well I am here to tell you that we have a secret weapon concealed in our pocket or handbag! Whenever you choose to buy an organic product you are voting with your dollars, and it makes a difference. I recently read, in Ode magazine, about a village in India where farmers are using organic methods to break the cycle of loans for chemical fertilizers and pesticides. They were sinking deeper into poverty because each year they had to buy more, and could not pay down their loans. The organic farmers say they they are healthier, and are not dependent on the banks. Why can they make the change? Because YOU picked organic sheets or tee shirts, leading to: " the rocketing 35 percent rise in global sales of organic cotton products, from $245 million in 2001 to $583 million in 2005 to a projected $2.6 billion in 2008, according to the California-based non-profit, Organic Exchange. " You are making a difference for farmers like Sahare who says “When the price for organic cotton rises, the village money-lenders look more and more unhappy,”read the whole article here