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store after travelling great distances and expending a good deal of diesel fuel to get there. (No one really believes avocados were grown locally to Minneapolis, for example) More recently, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) accused Whole Foods of deceiving consumers into believing the meat it sells is raised more humanely than normal, resulting in overcharges. As Reuters (2016) states "People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said the use by Whole Foods of a five-step rating system for beef, chicken, pork, and turkey was a “sham,” because it was not enforced against suppliers, and the standards were at best little better than normal industry practices." (Reuters, 2016) PETA had much to say on their website about the entire matter. However, Whole Foods fought back against the lawsuit, which they won when a California judge dismissed the lawsuit. As Filloon writes, "The Northern California district court judge said Whole Foods' usage of marketing phrases like "great-tasting meat from healthy animals" and "raised right tastes right" did not violate any laws; the decision handed down on Tuesday also said "the statement that 'no cages' were used to raise broiler chickens was not misleading merely because Whole Foods failed to also disclose that poultry suppliers normally do not use cages in the first place," noting that companies are not required to disclose such product information unless it's an issue of consumer safety." (Filloon, 2016) Whole Foods issued its own statement on its own website, reiterating the company's commitment to responsible and ethical products, and included a list of factors concerning meat that must be present for Whole Foods to offer it as a product, such as no use of antibiotics or hormones, commitment to ethical treatment of animals and the welfare of farm animals, and many other points that make it clear that Whole Foods will continue to present itself as a food provider of ethically produced foods, including meats that come from ethically raised animals. The company considers itself to be

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