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Certified organic … chemical free … dolphin-safe … the stamps and slogans on food labels make a lot of promises, but can they back it up? Audobon magazine breaks down which labels are meaningful and which are USDA-certified bull crap.
These labels can’t be used without independent verification:
Certified Humane Raised and Handled
Non-GMO Project Verified
Healthy Grown Potatoes
These should be taken with a grain of salt — they may mean something, but they don’t have to:
Raised Without Antibiotics
Nutri Clean Residue Free Certification
Marine Stewardship Council