5 farmer tips to avoid ‘fear-based’ food marketing at the grocery store

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Whether you realize it or not, we are inundated with fear-based marketing labels every time we set foot in a grocery store. The labels may seem innocent, and you may believe they are giving you helpful information in order to make educated food choices, however, the reality is that these labels are actually doing quite the opposite.

Here’s what to look out for next time you head out to the grocery store so that you can start making food purchasing decisions based on #FactsNotFear and save a little money in the meantime, too!

“Hormone Free” and “Antibiotic Free” labels are meaningless

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The USDA banned added hormones in both organic and conventional poultry in the 1950s. So, if you’ve been paying extra for the “No Added Hormones” label on your chicken or turkey you can definitely make sure to stop doing that. The use of hormones in pigs is also banned. Hormones are allowed to be provided to beef cattle so that they grow quicker….A recent study….found that….hormones reduce greenhouse gas emissions by about 5 percent.

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