News - April 18, 2016

Professors protest about cut-price meat

Rob Ramaker

Seven Wageningen professors have signed a petition against the cheap cuts of meat used as loss leaders by supermarkets.

Communication scientist Noelle Aarts was first to sign the petition against cheap meat.

The protest against cheap supermarket meat is an initiative by animal welfare advocacy organization Wakker Dier.  Fifty professors across the country have signed the petition. Wageningen signatories include communication scientist Noelle Aarts (formerly on the board of Wakker Dier), environmental technologists Cees Buisman and Gatze Lettinga (emeritus), environmental scientist Esther Turnhout, sociologist Han Wiskerke, and ecologists Frank Berendse (emeritus) and Karle Sikora (emeritus).