Food labels are a dime a dozen these days. Yet while many hold little to no merit–think “natural” and “free-range”– others like “organic,” must comply with strict government standards.
The demand for organic is reaching a fever pitch. Question is, though, can consumers trust the label or does it bear too many blemishes to have credibility?
The Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center wanted to know, given that organic food commands higher dollars, can consumers have confidence in the label? The best response is a yes-but, as the answer isn’t clear-cut.