Solution is to get rid of the supermarkets

Helen Pengelly Johnson's Dietary Provisions Sir; Most of the environmental issues that the supermarkets are trying to address are problems they have created themselves ['How green are the grocers?' The Grocer, 29 September, p26]. The only solution is to get rid of the supermarkets. Since I stopped using supermarkets last year I have saved time and money because I only buy food when I need it. I do not buy supermarket 'local' produce, which has travelled to its central distribution hub and back again. I buy it from the producer at a farmers market. We need to educate the public who have become slaves to the supermarkets under the delusion they are saving time and money. How many food miles are added by people driving to out-of-town superstores? Let's bring back diversity and start enjoying food again.