So I was in my local grocery store the other week buying eggs. If you're like me, you just kind of go for what you know when you're shopping - favourite crackers, favourite yogurt, favourite cereal - you don't really look at what else is on the shelves anymore.
But this particular day, it was as if I was seeing the egg section for the first time, and it's a wall.
A move by a Calgary grocer to put an end to the sale of certain chicken and pork products is being applauded by animal activists across the country, but industry players have warned that going cage-fr...
On Wednesday, March 13th, the membership of Calgary Co-op voted in favour of eliminating caged eggs and pork in their 24 stores located in Calgary and region. Calgary Co-op boasts a membership of 440,000, making it one of the largest cooperatives in North America.
A vote by Calgary Co-op members on Wednesday set the chain on the path to becoming the first major grocer in Canada to phase out eggs and pork produced from pigs and chickens kept in confinement cages...
If Calgary Co-op member, and local food activist, Clint Robertson's motion is successful on Wednesday at their AGM, Calgary Co-op will make history by being the first major food retailer in Canada to begin phasing out the intensive confinement of farm animals, specifically caged pork and battery caged hens for eggs.