Calgary Co-op members voted in favour Wednesday to sell cage-free pork and eggs.
The proposal will now go to the board to decide whether it’s possible.
The members are hoping, if the motion goes through, that Co-op will phase out the sale of eggs and pork produced using conventional housing systems over the next five years.
Co-op member Clint Robertson brought forward the motion because he says most consumers don’t realize the conditions surrounding what they’re buying.
Other Canadian food businesses such as Tim Hortons and Safeway are already moving toward more ethical eggs and pork.