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Purchasing meat can be confusing when trying to decipher what all the different labels mean. In Canada there are no strict regulations when it comes to labeling meat (unless it has the "Certified Organic" label).
Much of the labeling is based on the "honor system" so if you're really curious to know the farming practices of a particular meat source that you buy it's best to contact or visit the farm directly.
Here's a few short descriptions which may bring clarity so that you can make your best buying decision.
Conventional: animals raised indoors in crowded battery cages. Many of them are given antibiotics and foods that would not normally be consumed under natural circumstances; ex: cows being fed meat when they’re vegetarians, GMO foods such as corn and soy, as well as grains which are difficult for many animals to digest.
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