10 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Organic Foods

#1. Organic Doesn’t Mean Happy Animals

One of the biggest fallacies about organic food is that people think that means the animals are treated more humanely. It doesn’t. It simply means the animals aren’t treated… with hormones or antibiotics. The USDA only requires that “organic meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products come from animals … given no antibiotics or growth hormones.”

Animals used to make organic food may experience the same, or even worse living conditions than those at corporate farms. So if your reasoning for eating organic meat is because of your stance against animal cruelty, you might want to do more research into your food chain supplier. Check your labeling to confirm whether they are free range cows, or cage free chickens. It will usually state so on the package.

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