‘Free Range’ Means Absolutely Nothing

Explaining the Health Halo and its impact on our health

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Packaging a Halo

The most commonly seen health halo is the one that appears on almost every packaged food available in the supermarket.

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The Labels Mean Nothing

The claim “no growth hormones” in reality means as little as “cage-free”. (All chickens in the US are cage-free, they’re kept tightly packed in enormous barns instead).

Packaging Is a Lie

The health halo that exists on packaging is there to trick us into eating more of something we’d otherwise eat a smaller amount of.

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All Natural?

What could that possibly mean? Who’s policing that claim? What does that mean for your health? What’s the alternative?

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