28 Jun '18, 7pm

New meat, dairy + egg decoder explains deceptive labels

New meat, dairy + egg decoder explains deceptive labels

Animal product labels are notoriously confusing and often misleading – thankfully, EWG's new decoder clears it all up. It's a real problem. Many of us want to eat things that have been grown and raised in ways that are ethical, healthy, and environmentally sound. And many food manufacturers want to sell things to people like us, but without having to do the work. Which means we are inundated with a parade of labels that are confusing at best and intentionally misleading at worst. As the Environmental Working Group (EWG) puts it: "Some companies have committed to more responsible practices. Yet shoppers can find it difficult to tell which claims on labels represent truly responsible practices. In fact, so called “free range” chickens may have very little access to the outdoors and “natural” meat products may still be from animals fed antibiotics critical to human health." U...

Full article: https://www.treehugger.com/green-food/new-meat-dairy-egg-...

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