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Food Labels

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Elizabeth Counts

on 17 March 2016

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An organic product bears a USDA organic seal. It is considered the highest stamp of an organic approval.
product is being produced without any synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, and other growth-hormone chemicals
produce you’re eating is being grown naturally and manually.
consuming the cleanest food possible.
A USDA approved product is also generally pesticide free. You can look on pesticide residue-free label to identify pesticide free products. The same as with hormone free/antibiotic free.
This basically means that the animals are given much more freedom to move around, rather than being restrained in a cage.
“Cage free” label is often applied in eggs while the label “free range” refers to the animals (cows, chicken, pigs, turkey, fish, etc).
Note: Keep in mind that the meat in “Cage Free” or “Free Range” products are not guaranteed that it was humanely treated, and that it only means that these animals are able to roam freely as they claimed.
This food label is the most intriguingly food label of all. The term natural refers to the foods without synthetic preservatives, artificial sweeteners, and additives. However, several companies are misleading the market for labeling their food as “natural” when in fact, it’s not. Your best bet on identifying natural food is with USDA seal.
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) can be defined as organisms (i.e. plants, animals or microorganisms) in which the genetic material (DNA) has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally by mating and/or natural recombination.
This food label means that an animal ate nothing but an animal’s milk (either cow, sheep, goat, etc), fresh grass, and hay. If you are going to purchase a product that is Grass-fed, look for “American Grassfed Association” or “Animal Welfare Approved” stamp to ensure that the animal was raised on a range or family-owned pasture.
What do you notice about this label?
Have you seen these labels?
FOOD LABELS
Truth or Lie?
You are about to watch a satirical video. Be prepared to answer a question on it at a later point.
also known as a
WARNING:
Quiz in your future!!!
“Gluten-free” on the label has many meanings.
Do not assume gluten-free means the complete absence of gluten.
Prior to the August 2014 FDA regulation, gluten-free, by use of the word "free" expected to mean none.
A FDA definition for voluntary use of "gluten-free" went into effect August 2014.
gluten:
a substance present in cereal grains, especially wheat, that is responsible for the elastic texture of dough. A mixture of two proteins, it causes illness in people with celiac disease.
Gluten Free
Is this organic, pesticide free, all-natural, & GMO free?
United States Department of Agriculture
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