Lauren E. Thompson | Chicago Reader

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Re: “Empire of the seitan

As a vegetarian and primarily local eater, I would much rather spend my money on a local (and delicious) product. I would rather support my local economy and small independent seitan producer than giving money to deans/whitewave/kraft etc. Vegetarianism isn't simply about what eat or choose not to eat, it is part of a lifestyle that goes along with being more mindful about how we interact with the world around us. For me, it has opened my eyes to actually looking at what type of corporation I am supporting with my food dollars. Speaking to the point of being trendy, I find it much more offensive to spend money buying products from a primarily omni- behemoth multicorp that only came out with those products in the first place because they saw a hole in the market where they could make more money, specifically capitalizing on the "trendiness" of vegetarianism. I would rather support the company that is making a product and supporting a lifestyle that they actually believe in.

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Posted by Lauren E. Thompson on 11/17/2011 at 5:59 PM

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