I came upon this article on my cousins fb page today. It's the very reason why i've pretty much given up shopping at large grocery stores and favor smaller ethnic grocers or farmers markets. There is nothing I hate more then going to your local grocer and seeing fruit and veg from the USA or Mexico when that very item is in season right here in Canada. I'm always excited to see baskets of stunning produce with the little white and green Ontario logo peeking around the sides. I've said it before, and I'll say it again Go local whenever you can! If you're not sure where something comes from check the label or ask one of the people in the produce section. Nine times out of ten they can tell you if it's local or not. I hate having to buy garlic from China - it totally weirds me out! Although I must admit I can't resist Mangosteen and Rambutan season in China Town. Once in a while I have to splurge, but all in the name of fine fooding. For more information on sustainability and going green go to http://www.treehugger.com.