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As consumer demand grows for products from animals raised with high-welfare standards, Animal Welfare Approved (AWA) has launched a new online directory of AWA-certified farms and farmers' products across the country.
From beef to bison, milk to cheese, chicken to sheep, the directory is the go-to search engine to find the most humane products available in the United States. The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) has lauded AWA's welfare standards for two years running as being the most stringent in the U. S.
With some 42 U.S. farms certified by the Alexandria, Va.-based AWA, its products are becoming more readily available. "AWA products can be found at the farm gate, farmers' markets, national and regional retailers, and restaurants," says Andrew Gunther, AWA program director. "The good news for consumers is that sustainable, high-welfare farms are growing in numbers. Sustainable farming is losing its quaint, niche persona, as AWA farmers prove on a daily basis. We have individual farms and cooperating farm networks supplying retailers and restaurants all over the country. This directory is yet another connection between the consumer and the farm."
The new directory features listings for AWA farms, farmers' markets, restaurants, grocery stores and online shopping sources that will help bring better quality foods to your table. "Each week we receive countless requests from consumers who want to know where they can find AWA products," says Gunther. "Our online directory will make it easier for people to find products from farms where animal welfare and the environment really do come first."
Animal Welfare Approved audits and certifies family farms that raise their animals with the highest animal welfare standards. AWA is the one independent label that means healthy, safe, environmentally responsible and humanely raised.
For more information, visit http://www.AnimalWelfareApproved.org/product-search.