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Would you eat more pork if local organic production was more readily available?

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This is our Discussion Topic of the Day for August 16, 2009:

Organic chicken and beef is readily available across southern Ontario at most major grocers. Pork however, is a little harder to find. The pork industry is getting a $75 million life-preserver from the government because nobody is buying any. However, organic pork is certainly not sitting front and centre at the larger supermarkets. Are the pork producers out of touch with market demand? Would you eat more pork if local organic production was more readily available? Would this change your perception of “the other white meat” or is pork simply an unattractive meat overall? Have your say! After all, it is your tax dollars.
Post Reply By James in ETOBICOKE on 8/16/2009 11:43:21 PM

Wow, I am glad I logged in today. We switched to responsible meat and poultry about a years ago and I now shop at Loblaw when not at the market because they have the best selection. When I make purchases, they are pretty much based on three brands at Loblaw - Beretta Farms Chicken or Beef, Organic Meadow or Stonyfield Dairy, and the veggies are all local Ontario. I won't even buy a product if it says "Made in Canada" and always look at the location of the farm. I just realized now that I have not purchased any pork for probably over a year and after today, now wonder if it is based on this change in decision making with my purchases. I guess I didn't see any and therefore didn't buy any. But I do love pork chops. I know that Whiteveen meats at St. Lawrence has organic pork, I just have trouble getting down there that often. Will try to this weekend and stock up.
Post Reply By Deborah in MISSISSAUGA on 8/17/2009 12:08:58 PM

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