Local Agriculture

Supermarket adopts animal welfare standards for meat in Canada

 Consumers concerned about the past life of their meats are about to get clarity from one chain of organic grocery stores. Whole Foods Market Inc., a U.S.-based retailer that operates the country’s largest chain of natural and organic food supermarkets, is extending an innovative animal welfare labelling program to its six Canadian stores this week. Rolled out earlier this year across the United States, the labels on all chicken, beef and pork sold at Whole Foods tell consumers exactly how the animals were reared.