Organic Labeling: Reality versus Perception

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 4:45pm

The demand for organic products seems to be growing by the day. But what does the “organic” label on meat, dairy and egg products mean for farm animals? And what do Americans think it means?

To find out, the ASPCA did some polling to determine whether people's perceptions of how animals are treated on organic farms measure up with reality. We found some striking discrepancies—for instance, 67% of people who buy animal products labeled “organic” believe that animals on organic farms have significantly more space to move than those raised on non-organic farms. The truth? The government’s organic standards do not require a minimum amount of space per animal.

For more details, check out the ASPCA’s summary of the results of our poll.

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