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7/26 LABEL EXPERT DAISY FREUND, FARM ANIMAL WELFARE, WILLIAM CARTER, THE CANYON VILLA BED & BREAKFAST, 10 BEST WINE COUNTRY HOTELS, USA TODAY

July 26, 201611 min
LABEL EXPERT DAISY FREUND - HOW CONSUMERS CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND LABELS ON ANIMAL PRODUCTS AND THE IMPACT SOME LABELS MAY HAVE ON FARM ANIMAL WELFARE LABEL CONFUSION, HOW DO YOU PICK YOUR PORK OR BEEF OR CHICKEN? As we enter the height of the summer months, more and more of your listeners will be picking up ingredients for their picnics and cookouts. At the grocery store they will be bombarded with a multitude of labels and terms. There’s grass-fed, free-range and Certified Humane; humanely-handled, organic and much more. Significant animal welfare announcements from huge companies like Perdue, Whole Foods, and WalMart have made this issue national news. And according to new national research consumers are taking notice with nearly 7 out of 10 (69%) paying attention to food labels that indicate how an animal was raised. But those labels are often hard to understand and may not mean what you think they do. ABOUT DAISY - Director, Farm Animal Welfare Campaign - ASPCA Anti-Cruelty: Daisy Freund is a Director on the ASPCA’s Farm Animal Welfare team. In her role, Daisy develops and implements education and advocacy campaigns that improve conditions on industrial farms and drive transparency in animal agriculture so that consumers can make informed choices. Daisy joined the ASPCA in 2012, bringing to the job a diversity of experience in food systems and communications, including farming, restaurant management, public relations and journalism. Before joining the ASPCA, Daisy worked at Glynwood Farm providing daily care to their cattle, goat and sheep herds as well as their laying hen and broiler chicken flocks. Prior to that Daisy managed Heaven Restaurant, a social enterprise in Rwanda offering food sourced locally from cooperatives and hospitality and culinary training for Rwandans. While there, Daisy completed her master’s thesis on the Ankole-Watutsi breed of cattle native to Rwanda. Articles she has written on farm animal welfare have been published in The Atlantic and Grist. Daisy graduated from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in English. In November, 2011 she received her Master’s degree in Food Culture and Communication from the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo, Italy. Daisy currently resides in Brooklyn. WWW.ASPCA.ORG CHEF WILLIAM BLOXSOM-CARTER –OWNER, THE CANYON VILLA BED  VOTE FOR THE CANYON VILLA IN THE USA TODAY'S TEN BEST WINE COUNTRY HOTEL/BED & BREAKFAST CATEGORY! Chef William S. Bloxsom-Carter previously worked as the Executive Chef, and Food and Beverage Director for the Playboy Mansion West for over two and half decades. A frequent wine judge he constantly looks for wines to pair with his foods for the multitude of foods he presents. Chef Carter has prepared winery dinners in Sonoma County, Napa Valley, Paso Robles and the Santa Ynez Valley as well as special events for high-profile clients throughout the United States, focusing on the importance of food and wine pairings and extraordinary hospitality service. Additionally, Chef Carter is a recurring featured guest on numerous radio shows syndicated nationwide describing and promoting California wines and foods. ABOUT THE CANYON VILLA: The Canyon Villa, where weary wine lovers revive Like an Italian villa perched on a Tuscan hillside, the Canyon Villa bed and breakfast pampers wine lovers touring Paso Robles wineries or couples seeking a charming retreat. The Canyon Villa offers an intimate setting, lavish amenities, fine food and an ideal location. At the Canyon Villa, we offer only four guest rooms, each uniquely decorated and each appointed with luxurious extras such as spa tubs and lush towels. You can enjoy your gourmet breakfast in the courtyard or our dining room. We also offer a cozy great room for relaxing with other guests, and a wine tasting with hors d'oeuvres every afternoon between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. In the summer, enjoy your wine and appetizers in our lovely shaded courtyard, with its trickling fountain and evening breezes. Beyond

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