Galen Weston Retracts Farmers’ Market Snub


TORONTO — Two days after Galen Weston’s made comments about the safety of food bought at farmers markets during an address at the Canadian Food Summit, a member of Loblaw’s public relations team says the comments were misinterpreted.  

According to Julija Hunter, vice-president of public relations at Loblaw, Weston’s comments were not intended to publicly blast farmers markets, but rather to raise the issue of food safety.

“He does not believe nor did he imply that farmers’ markets are less safe than any other forms of food distribution, including grocery stores,” said Hunter in an email to The Star.  “Galen firmly supports farmers’ markets and their growing role in the Canadian food system,” she added.

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