Tuesday, September 15, 2009
What's in a Label?
As more and more people are becoming increasingly concerned about where their food comes from and how it is actually produced, a veritable landslide of new labels (also known as certification seals) has hit the packaging of many items in the marketplace. If you're feeling confused about the meaning behind the labels; most, if not all of the organizations, alliances or governmental agencies have a website that can provide you with extensive information about what the label means, who's behind it and what types of products that typically may feature the labeling.
On the other hand, it you're a one-stop shopper, you may want to visit http://www.easywaystogogreen.com/green-guides/guide-to-green-symbols/ for a quick-n-easy guide to many of the labels commonly referred to as eco-green. With health and environmental claims popping up on more and more items, it's good to be informed before you buy. And when you as a consumer come across a certification seal you've never seen before, getting the scoop on what the label actually means and whether or not the story behind it is trustworthy helps you to spend your money in ways that coincide with your concerns. Making informed choices isn't always easy, but your local library can help you make sense of the growing maze of eco-green information.