Meat Referendum #2 (approved by the Membership in April, 2003) requires prospective suppliers of any meat permitted for sale at GreenStar by Meat Referendum #1 (likewise approved) to agree to visits by GreenStar member volunteers, who will:
A. Monitor and report on:
1. The living conditions of the animals on the farm;
2. The animals’ water sources; and
3. The methods of slaughter of the animals;
B. (And, if the supplier is not certified as organic) Verify whether the animals’ food,
including forage, is [certified] organic [or so verified by GreenStar volunteers]
Find farm visit reports here.
By Alexis Alexander,
In 1995, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the first Saturday of July as the International Day of Co-operatives (IDC), an annual celebration of cooperatives worldwide. They chose this particular day in order to coincide with the International Co-operative Alliance's International Co-operative Day, established in 1923.
The purpose of IDC is to increase general awareness of co-ops and to promote the movement's successes and ideals of international solidarity, economic efficiency, equality, and world peace. IDC also provides an opportunity to strengthen and extend ...