So, I’m at it again… looking at labels and learning… a lot!
Now I have two more that you do need to know about: “Pesticide-Free” and “Chlorine-Free”.
Maybe you’ll be surprised and maybe you won’t, but the reality is… NEITHER of these labels or terms mean a thing either. They are undefined and, once again, completely unregulated.
Like some of the other terms I mentioned, any manufacturer can place these words on their label to give you peace of mind about what you’re purchasing. And ONCE AGAIN they can do it, just because the terms aren’t regulated. That doesn’t mean that ALL products that use these terms aren’t legitimate, but the problems is it’s sometimes difficult to really know.
I can add a good note though… it just so happens that the term “Dolphin Safe” IS strictly defined, so when you see this term, you can rest assured about your purchase! As a life-long dolphin lover, I’m happy that this actually means something positive.
We have quite a list going, don’t we??? Maybe it’s time to break out a notepad, just to keep it straight since, sadly, we can’t always believe what the labels are attempting to tell us.