We have some good news on the animal welfare front. In response to consumer and investor pressure, Darden companies, which owns Olive Garden and many other restaurant chains, agreed to take several important steps forward to ensure better treatment of animals in its supply chain.
Darden has agreed to take the following steps to improve animal welfare:
- purchase chicken raised without the use of medically important antibiotics by 2023,
- source pork products from suppliers that do not use gestation crates to confine pregnant sows by 2025, and
- continue to source all egg products from cage-free producers.