Our Principles

Workers across the supply chain play a vital role in ensuring that our food is healthy and safe. The health of our community depends on workers on our farms, in our food processing plants, in our grocery distribution centers, and in our stores. The following principles outline key issues that protect our environment and keep our community healthy and safe, from farm to family.

1.  HEALTH AND FOOD SAFETY

  • Families have the right to safe and healthy food
  • Families have the right to accurate and honest information
  • Our food should be produced, distributed, and sold in an environment that is safe for workers
  • Our food should be free of antibiotics, synthetic hormones, pesticides, and harmful chemicals
  • Our food should undergo rigorous testing to identify and prevent contamination

2.  WORKPLACE JUSTICE AND FAIR LABOR STANDARDS

  • Workers should be treated with dignity and respect
  • Workers have the right to a workplace free from harassment and discrimination
  • Workers have the right to report safety issues without fear of discipline or retaliation
  • Workers have the right to free association and to form and join organizations of their choosing
  • Workers have the right to adequate breaks and meal periods
  • Workers have the right to be paid a living wage for all work performed

3.  RESPECT FOR ANIMALS

  • Animals have the right to live free of pain, suffering, and cruel treatment
  • Animal health and welfare should be protected by all stakeholders
  • Animals raised for meat, eggs, and milk must be treated with compassion
  • Animals have the right to live in harmony with nature

4.  COMMUNITY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

  • We support local food from local, family farmers
  • We support sustainable agricultural practices that prevent environmental degradation
  • We support greater protections from the impacts of industrialized animal factories
  • We support the elimination of harmful pesticides and chemicals in food production
  • We support the reduction of our carbon footprint across the food chain 
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commented 2014-05-08 13:42:40 -0700 · Flag
I LOVE YOUR PRINCIPLES AND WILL WALK WITH YOU AS YOU REMAIN TRUE TO THESE PRINCIPLES
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