Shopping green? Here’s what’s behind the label

Being an environmentally conscious grocery shopper can be a daunting task. There are hundreds of different labels and no clear information on what the terms actually mean. It is also difficult to know which claims are legitimate and which are just marketing terms with no regulations. In fact, many eco-friendly food claims are not certified by federal government agencies. Organic The term organic not only refers to the food itself, but also to how the food was produced. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, organic food is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and…