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'Grocery Story: The Promise of Food Co-ops in the Age of Grocery Giants' (book review)

Katherine Martinko | treehugger.com --You'll be shocked to learn what goes on behind the scenes at grocery stores – and relieved to know there's a much better alternative.

There is no doubt that the modern-day grocery store is a thing of wonder, a testament to the tremendous advances in food production, transportation, and refrigeration. You can buy South African lemons and Brazilian mangos in the middle of winter, or pile your dinner plate with shrimp from Thailand, sautéed greens from California, and Indian basmati rice on any given night.

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