The “Warm-and-Fuzzy Meat Pie”: Why To Question Meat Labels from TIME–and More

Screen Shot 2014-07-24 at 4.26.31 PMFrom the better-late-than-never files: One of the four awesome assignments I got to do in the (crazy) two weeks before I got hitched in May. So, what do those catchy “humanely raised” and “sustainably farmed” labels really mean?

Maybe not as much as you thought, according to a study that asked the USDA to dig deep in their files for proof.

With the success of organic labeling, meat producers are looking for bigger and bigger slices of that warm-and-fuzzy meat pie (mmmmm…). But unlike organic, there are fewer checks in the system for other sale-boosting seals.

Read more about the issue in the full article (my very first for TIME.com): “80% of Meat Labels Could Be Meaningless, Exclusive Report Says.”

And in case you’re following along, those other three articles I got to tackle in the thick of it all were: 

New Access to Experimental Drugs for Terminally Ill Patients for Prevention.com

Baffling Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Set for Diagnostic Overhaul for ScientificAmerican.com

Changes In Lyme Treatment On the Horizon for Prevention.com

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