Here's a recent letter from two coop members who want to start a new committee. Read about their idea and pass this link on to others who may be interested. See the blog they've started.
"We’re a group of Park Slope Food Coop members who came together after realizing during our PSFC shopping trips that, while there are a lot of animal-friendly products on the Coop shelves, there was still a lot of room for improvement! In our conversations with other members, some were surprised to hear that we still carried any items that are tested on animals (even though our policy says the PSFC avoids such products) and others expressed confusion regarding animal-treatment labeling (“What’s the difference between grassfed and free-range?”).
After having these conversations and wishing for a way to help inform PSFC shoppers who are interested in animal welfare, we thought we would enlist other PSFC members who share these concerns to join us in creating a workslot credit committee to specifically address these issues and be in service to the PSFC membership regarding animal welfare.
We invite you to learn more about the proposal for a PSFC Animal Welfare Committee and share your ideas with us at http://psfcanimals.blogspot.com or email PSFCanimals@ gmail.com."