Loblaw’s chief: Farmers’ markets will kill


Galen Weston, the cherubic executive chairman of Loblaw, Canada’s largest grocery chain, has earned the ire of Canadian foodies by suggesting some forms of fresh food may actually be fatal. From the Toronto Star:

“Farmers’ markets are great. . . ,” Weston said Tuesday during a speech to about 600 people at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, but added: “One day they’re going to kill some people though.”

Weston, who added that he was “just saying that to be dramatic,” was talking about the need for uniform food-inspection standards. That will, of course, mollify local-food advocates who are known above all for being reasonable and not at all prone to exaggeration or hysteria.

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Loblaw’s chief: Farmers’ markets will kill

  1. Really Mr. Weston? Being dramatic about Farmer’s Market produce “killing people”. Not at all like Maple Leaf Food meat products tainted with listeria bacteria that killed five people, and sicken dozens of others, just 4 years ago!!! 

  2. i have friends that work at the winnipeg wharehouse and they say that they might close down, so they are talking about this about others and  they want people to  lose their jobs. i also  hear they treat their workers  like crap…

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