Students petition for free-range meat at Tufts

Petition asks dining to commit to 10% free-range for 2013-2014 school year.

May 1—At Tufts University, in Medford, Mass., a group of students enrolled in the Environmental Justice and U.S. Literature class are collecting signatures for a petition asking that Tufts Dining Services offer more free-range meat options in the dining halls.

The petition asks Dining Services to dedicate 10% of its meat purchases in the 2013−2014 academic year to free−range and to incrementally increase meat purchases to 50% free−range by 2020.