Confused with claims such as natural, hormone-free, antibiotic-free? You’re not the only one. The food industry has been increasingly using such claims as a marketing strategy to a health & animal-welfare concerned audience. Let’s look into the quality of the standards surrounding the usage of these claims established by The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). Then there’s the big question – am I making a healthier choice by choosing a product with these claims?
You may be surprised to hear that we’re on the right track! As a population, we’re cutting back on shortening, beef and white flour. We’re eating more vegetables, fruit and yogurt as well. However there’s still room for improvement! We can eat less – less red meat, less cheese, less starches and less sweets.