Which is better: grass fed or pasture raised? What about Certified Humane? No matter how many articles you've read, it can be hard to remember what all of these labels mean when you're standing in the meat, egg, or dairy aisle at the grocery store. WSPA, the World Society for the Protection of Animals, gives you a hand with their Eat Humane food guides. In addition to their website, there's an iPhone app and a printable pocket guide.
With Eat Humane, WSPA defines and ranks food labels, categorizing them as Good, Better, and Best. Through the website and free iPhone app, users can search for products like dairy, eggs, processed meat, and unprocessed meat at grocery chains and restaurants. If you're not an iPhone/Touch/Pad user, there's also a printable pocket guide. The website also provides a wealth of information about animal welfare, factory farming, and making humane eating choices.
Emily Ho is a writer, recipe developer, and educator. She lives in Los Angeles, where she teaches classes on food preservation, wild food, and herbalism. Emily is a Master Food Preserver and founder of LA Food Swap and the international Food Swap Network.
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