February 8, 2001
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Local Atlanta Event is for the Birds
National Campaign Raises Factory Farm Issue with Whole Foods
Atlanta, Ga...Members of Viva! will be holding an event outside of Whole
Foods at 2111 Briarcliff (corner of Briarcliff & La Vista) from noon
to 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 10 to educate consumers about Whole Foods'
stocking of factory farmed duck meat. Events will also be taking place
at Whole Foods headquarters in Austin, TX; San Francisco and other cities
around the country.
Viva! has been informed by the MidAtlantic Whole Foods (including the
Atlanta region) that they will no longer carry duck meat by Maple Leaf
Farms (MLF), one of the main companies investigated by Viva! However,
they still carry duck meat from Grimaud Farms of California Ð another
company investigated by Viva! Ð and found them to be similar to MLF.