If eating better is on your list of New Year’s resolutions, do you know what the labeling on the food you buy means?
Here’s a look at some common labels you’ll see in grocery aisles…
This is one of the most common labels you’re likely to encounter!
As per the U.S. Department of Agriculture, this label means the product contains 95% or more organic ingredients.
The Non-GMO Project is a nonprofit with the stated goal of ‘building and protecting a non-GMO food supply.’
The Non-GMO label indicates that the product has gone through third-party verification to ensure that it contains no genetically modified organisms.
While Europeans are generally more tolerant of GMOs, Americans have been up in arms about them. There’s been a real debate among scientists about if we should worry about GMOs or not.
Some folks argue GMOs offer a safe food option to feed a growing world population. But many U.S. consumers have decided that GMOs are bad.
In 2015, Chipotle became the first major restaurant chain to go 100% GMO-free in all the food it serves.
Made with at least 70% organic ingredients.
Items marked with this image have no artificial preservatives, flavors or colors — but they may contain colors from natural sources.
This one is self-explanatory! These items contain no gluten, per the item’s manfacturer.
Gluten is found in wheat and other grains.