Understanding what grocery-store buzzwords meanâ€”and what they don’t meanâ€”is essential for conscientious shopping.
FREE-RANGE: Indicates that an animal was raised with access to the outdoors. This claim is only regulated by the USDA for poultry chickens, not for egg-laying chickens or for meat. Keep in mind, however, that only five minutes of open-air access per day is enough to qualify for a free- range poultry claim.Where do you suppose those animals are the rest of the day??!!