Looking Beyond the Meat and Poultry Labels at Animal Welfare Practices

There’s a lot of recent buzz about the humane treatment of livestock. You can thank this trend to a growing animal welfare movement spurred by celebrity chefs like Rick Bayless?one of the first chefs to talk about humanely-raised meats?and food documentaries like Food, Inc., which displays images of farms with over-crowded feedlots and chicken coops. Many sustainable food organizations encourage a more idyllic farming scenario, one that allows livestock to escape crowded cages and pens to forage in pastures, thus living a more humane life. With the growing consumer interest in humanely-raised meat, a number of labeling terms describing animal treatment are popping up. But these labels for meat and poultry can be confusing. Does “natural” mean animals feed in a pasture? What does “organic” mean? EN sheds light on today’s landscape of meat labels and what they mean in terms of animal welfare.

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