Shrimp Report

Test results and recommendations Shrimp In the US, shrimp is the single most popular seafood item. Our shrimp report discusses common practices for raising or harvesting shrimp and its impacts on public health, workers, wildlife and the environment. We also tested shrimp for bacteria, antibiotic resistance, and drug residues and share…

Organic is always non GMO

The seal was developed by Organic Valley for use on foods sold and marketed under the Organic Valley and Organic Prairie brands, which are certified organic and also display the USDA Organic seal. The seal conveys to consumers that the organic standards prohibit genetically modified crops and ingredients derived from…

Certified naturally grown

Meaningful What this seal means: The seal means that the farm meets the Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) standards, which are based on the USDA organic standards for crops and livestock. These standards promote a sustainable system of agriculture, requiring responsible soil management and prohibiting the use of synthetic fertilizers, most…

“No added hormones”

What does this label mean, and is it verified? Hormones can be administered to artificially increase the rate of weight gain in cows and sheep, to induce estrus (heat) in pigs, and to precipitate labor and induce milk production after cows, sheep, and pigs give birth. As with any drug,…

United egg producers

The UEP Certified guidelines allow continuous confinement in crowded cages in dimly lit buildings without natural light and fresh air. Hens only have to be given enough space to stand upright, with a minimum space requirement of 8 by 8 inches for white laying hens kept in a cage. Producers…

Demeter Biodynamic

Highly Meaningful  The Demeter Biodynamic label is highly meaningful and verified. It means that the food was grown and processed in accordance with the Demeter Biodynamic standards, which promote ecologically sustainable farming practices and prohibit synthetic pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, antibiotics (except to treat sick animals), genetically engineered seeds, sewage sludge…

USDA process verified

 Verified, but inconsistent in meaning The USDA Process Verified shield means that one or more of the claims made on the label have been verified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Both the claim and the standard behind the claim can be written by the company; the USDA only verifies…