Decoding Food Marketing Terms
Updated: Jul 23, 2019
These days, it's nearly impossible to make it through a grocery shopping trip without having to decipher between empty marketing terms and genuine regulation. Understanding the difference can make a significant difference on your health and your wallet.
"Organic" is one label you can trust. Organic means the company had to go through rigorous third-party testing to meet the USDA's criteria. Organic food cannot ever be genetically modified, treated with antibiotics, hormones, or synthetic pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and fertilizers. Animals raised for organic meat must have organic feed and have access outside.