It's a great time for making healthier and more responsible choices about the foods we buy and eat.
Farmers' markets and providors are sprouting up everywhere, and even some supermarkets are responding to the demand by selling organic or local produce.
By shopping responsibly, you're letting supermarkets and food companies know what consumers want.
Here are a few ways to shop responsibly, sustainably and GE-free.
SHOP LOCALLY AT FARMERS' MARKETS
Shopping at farmers' markets is a great and mutually beneficial way of buying locally. They offer a great opportunity to engage and interact with farmers, as well as guaranteeing you fresh and seasonal produce.
Local produce is also great for the environment, helping you reduce your carbon footprint. Food stocked by supermarkets and stores often travels many hundreds (and sometimes thousands) before its on the shelf.
If you don't have access to a local farmers' market, check if you can organise online delivery or ask your supermarket to stock more locally produced food.
Australian Farmers' Markets
Includes a directory of farmers' markets