Sunday, 8 July 2007

Inside organic labels on meats

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So what does it mean when you buy organic or free range meats? You might envision happy cows, chickens and pigs frolicking through open pastures and meadows, stopping occasionally for a snack of fresh grass or a drink of pure, clean spring water.

Ok, maybe unlike me you're a bit more realistic. And rightly so -- 'Organic' means only that the animal in question had access to a pasture, and as we wary consumers would expect, some corporations are exploiting this loophole, according to Self Magazine. And they advise this: 'Until new guidelines are enforced, look for products labeled certified humane and USDA certified organic to ensure your food comes from animals that were given space and shelter, plus a diet free of antibiotics or hormones.'

What do you think?

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