Indicates that this product is produced using organic methods or made with organic ingredients. Organic farming systems rely on ecologically based practices such as cultural and biological pest management, exclusion of all synthetic chemicals, antibiotics, and hormones in crop and livestock production. Certification is conducted by entities that have been approved by the US Department of Agriculture, using national standards that define organic production.
Indicates that the manufacturer of this product has been certified as cruelty-free by The Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC). CCIC's certification, indicated by the Leaping Bunny logo, provides "assurance that no new animal testing is used in any phase of product development by the company, its laboratories, or suppliers." To be certified, companies must agree to the Leaping Bunny Corporate Standard of Compassion for Animals, a voluntary pledge that "cosmetic, personal care, and/or household product companies make to clear animal testing from all stages of product development. The company's ingredient suppliers make the same pledge and the result is a product guaranteed to be 100 percent free of new animal testing. All Leaping Bunny companies must be open to independent audits, and commitments are renewed on an annual basis." For more information, visit www.leapingbunny.org.
True Food Network's non-GMO Shopping Guide
Indicates whether a company has stated that its food products do not contain genetically-modified organisms (GMO). Compiled from survey results by The True Food Network, a project of the Center for Food Safety (www.truefoodnow.org). Note that U.S. food manufacturers are not required to label products as GMO-free.