The Supermarket Tour
A Handbook for Education and Action
Publisher: OPIRG/GRIPO, Toronto, Canada
Year Published: 1990 First Published: 1978
Pages: 58pp Price: $6 ISBN: 0-920815-12-X
Book Type: Handbooks/Manuals
Resource Type: Book
Cx Number: CX4120
A handbook for action on food issues in Canada which guides people through the store and gives summaries of many of the products on the shelves.
Abstract: The Supermarket Tour is a handbook for action on food issues in Canada. It guides people through the store and gives summaries of many of the products on the shelves. As the author admits, the Supermarket Tour does not provide simple answers, but it does create a focus for discussion.
The author feels this booklet is a do-it-yourself kit for educational use by local groups. It provides enough background information for a non-expert to plan and lead a tour and can also be read as a personal study guide.
The booklet is divided into five parts. Part one is an overview of trends in the food system and provides the foundation on which the rest of the booklet rests. Topics covered include organic farming, food banks, food for export, corporate concentration, pesticide uses, advertising, excess packaging, hunger, vertical integration and nutritional value.