Health Facts

What do marketing terms, such as “free-range” actually mean?

Marketing terms:
• Free-range indicates “government-certified access to the
outdoors”
• May be only 5 minutes; may be a patch of gravel
• Cage-free only means not squeezed into small wire cages;
usually are in very crowded buildings
• Does not include outside access
• Certified humane – standards do not allow de-beaking &
crowding into large barns http://www.certifiedhumane.org
• Organic certification requires access to outdoors, exercise
areas, shade, fresh air & direct sunlight + 100% organic feed
• Pastured – not a regulated term, but usually means that birds
are raised outdoors using movable enclosures located on grass
and fed an organic diet

Organic has the strictest requirements and is your best bet! Organic certifies that the food does NOT contain any of the harmful suspects that conventional food contains: pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics and hormones. Organic has been proven to have higher nutrient content than conventional.

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