Read moreIt’s the same thing with chicken, veg and meat, too.
“The meat section is a complete waste of time and money,” says Kate Bannister, an animal welfare campaigner and former vice-president of the animal welfare group Animal Legal Defence, which has campaigned against the meat industry’s lobbying.
“Meat is cheap and easily available in the supermarket.”
Vegetables and meats are also a popular item in supermarkets, where they’re usually cheaper than meat, and are usually on sale for under $1.99 per kilogram.
But that price is likely to be under $2.99 in many parts of the country, and in many places they’re not even available for under that price.
A Kroger spokesperson says the food has a “high quality, fresh ingredient base” that includes whole wheat, quinoa and beans.
“We are committed to our customers’ well-being and we take animal welfare seriously, and do our utmost to avoid any unnecessary suffering,” they said.
It’s not just vegetarian food that’s a target of the meat and dairy industries, says the Food Standards Australia, which also advises against eating meat and other animal products, and which is currently investigating claims of contaminated meat.
It also has a list of foods it recommends as safe to eat in the workplace, which includes meat, dairy, eggs and fish.
The Food Standards Australian’s website states that meat and poultry products are also safe to consume in public places, but that the foods are “highly processed, laden with preservatives and antibiotics and can cause damage to the human body”.
There is also a list on the Food Safety Authority of the products to avoid, but it also includes some processed foods and foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
The FSA said there were concerns about the inclusion of certain foods on the FSA’s list, which was published in December, because they might not be appropriate for use in the context of working in an animal-producing workplace.
“In some cases, the products on the list may contain potentially harmful substances,” the FSA said.
“The Food Safety authority has been advised by a number of independent organisations to remove or reconsider the list.
The list can still be viewed by clicking on ‘check for contaminants’ on the product details page.”
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