> "Local" to me means buying from a merchant who operates his business
> within easy travel distance// SNIP
> What I will do, and what I try to do as much as possible, is shop in
> locally owned, non-chain, stores for as much of my needs as I can and when I
> buy food,
I agree and would like to add the words 'Organic' and 'Fair trade' for
For durable products distance is not that a big difference so other things
like slave/child labour or raw material-efficienty become important.
> "Local" is a state of mind I guess.
You are very right!
Frits v/d Laan
Gouda - Netherlands
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