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What does 'organic' mean with regards to humanely raised animals?

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What does 'organic' mean with regards to humanely raised animals?

linguafood | Aug 23, 2010 08:38 AM

I am asking b/c Wegmans has started selling organic, grass-fed beef and organic chickens, but -- being the skeptic I am, I don't know if that means the same thing as in Germany, where the guidelines for organic meat are MUCH stricter: any meat that is labeled as organic HAS to come from humanely raised animals.

One of our local meat purveyors, who sells meat from local farms (which is pasture-raised - we have no feed lots or cattle factories in our area), just closed shop and I'd like to continue to feel good about what I buy.

So am I just buying into BS marketing here, or does ORGANIC mean something when it comes to meat production/certification.

(TIA for crushing my naïvety....)

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