The 180 | Mar 22, 2013 | 11:43

Co-op members vote for free-range products

If the membership of a Calgary Co-op gets its way, the store will stock only free-range eggs and ethically farmed pork products. We speak with a hog framer, and hear from a lapsed ethical shopper.

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