Are you aware that many packaged foods actually list roaches as an ingredient (by their latin or other name)?
I'm curious which foods you are referring to. Any examples? Not that we eat much pre-packaged food, but still...
Really good practical suggestions, Fanny. Especially about visiting the farm and seeing how the animals are raised. Unfortunately, "free range" "cage free", or "grass fed" animals aren't raised (or treated) much better than their sweat-shop counterparts.
We live in an ag area where many animals are raised industrially for meat. The free-range, cage-free chickens? Raised in the same enclosure regular hens are. No windows. There is a gate about 12 x 20 ft surrounding a grassy area, with a ramp leading down from a point high in the wall that no hen could access unless they're great jumpers! It doesn't matter, because the door is always shut. They are cage-free, though. If that makes you feel any better.
And then, once egg production is reached, and they're starting in their molt, they're gassed just like the regular hens and tossed out the door into the waiting semis, where they haul them all--whether dead or still partially alive--to a dog food plant.
Please don't even get me started on hogs, beef, and dairy!!!
So Fanny, good for you! Great job for encouraging others, too. I would add that it would be a great idea to be able to keep a few chickens for eggs. There's lots of mini houses out there that would fit into someone's backyard, even if they live in town.