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July 2015
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Whole Foods "Responsibly Grown" Label
Earlier this year, Whole Foods introduced the "Responsibly Grown" label for produce and flowers sold in its stores. The "Good," "Better" and "Best" ratings that accompany the label have recently come under fire from a group of organic farmers. NPR and The New York Times have covered the controversy.

Read our evaluation of the label and how it stacks up to other labels like USDA Organic
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What Labels Tell You About Pesticide Use
What Labels Tell You About Pesticide Use
A label can tell you a lot about how fruits and vegetables were grown, especially regarding the use of pesticides. Our chart compares 25 labels found on fruits and vegetables, including whether the standards prohibit, allow or restrict 18 specific pesticides of concern.
See our chart
Common herbicide classified as "possible carcinogen"
Common herbicide classified as "possible carcinogen"
The World Health Organization's cancer agency recently classified the herbicide 2,4-D as "possibly carcinogenic to humans." Chemical companies have come up with a new wave of genetically engineered crops for resistance to the herbicide 2,4-D in addition to resistance to glyphosate (Roundup), an herbicide classified as "probably carcinogenic to humans."
WHO evaluation of 2,4-D
Save the Date! Documentary Screening in Tri-State Area: Food Chains
Save the Date! Documentary Screening in Tri-State Area: Food Chains
Consumer Reports is teaming up with the Jacob Burns Film Center for a screening of Food Chains on September 10, 2015. In this exposé, an intrepid group of farmworkers fight the $4 trillion global supermarket industry through the Fair Food program. The screening will also include a discussion and reception with filmmaker Sanjay Rawal and Consumer Reports' Urvashi Rangan, Ph.D.
Write us at labels@cr.consumer.org and we'll let you know when tickets go on sale.
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