GINTA – Online food shopping – what might get lost in the process

I REMEMBER GOING GROCERY SHOPPING with my parents. Okay, let’s call it tagging along. We’d go to the farmer’s market where the chance of getting samples from smiling vendors was mighty high, and then we’d go to various local stores to buy stuff like bread or whatever my Mom needed for cooking and we could not find at the farmer’s market.

I loved being part of it. I learned a lot about food, and once home I’d go through the bags, poised to find my favourite items or just unpack the bounty. One part that I came to think about many years later as I was doing my own shopping was the connection with the vendors, cashiers and grocery people in general. Past just a nod and obligatory but often robotic, ‘How are you?’, that little bit of chat is a small piece in the human puzzle we’re adding to every day.

One of today’s conveniences that, according the latest news, will be seeing tremendous growth in the next years, is online food shopping.


Daniela Ginta is a mother, scientist, writer and blogger. She can be reached at, or through her blog at

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