Organic, natural, non-GMO and free range are just some of the terms we commonly see on our food packaging. It can be hard to keep track of all the different food-related terms. Hungry for Truth has put together an easy-to-use guide with definitions of some commonly used terms.
The USDA regulates some of these labels, and each has its own unique set of criteria. However, it’s also important to know that some terms are not regulated or officially defined.
While this guide can be a valuable resource to help make informed decisions at the grocery store, the best advice is not to get too hung up on terms on the front of the package. Instead, flip it over and check out the nutritional facts panel. That’s where the most important information lives.
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