Tuesday, June 16, 2009

More humane food does cost more

The Animal Welfare Institute (whose animal welfare standards I adore) made the idiotic notion that humanely raised food "can" be cheaper than factory farmed food. All the consumer has to do is buy directly from the farmer. That's all? Shouldn't the inconvenience of buying food from the farmer instead of a convenient grocery store count?

I appluad the AWI's desire to see animals receive better treatment, but never at the expense of truth.