(Not) Environmentally Friendly Labels

Eh! Very upsetting! I was doing my usual morning news scan and I came across this article on MSN. For some time now, I've been trying to buy more free range chicken and eggs because, while I feel that eating chickens is ok for me, having them tortured first is definitely not. But apparently the "free range" label on eggs, chicken, and beef is basically meaningless. Urgh!

If anyone wants to learn more about the environmetally friendly labeling system here is an index that is pretty helpful. As for me, I guess I get to reevaluate my shopping practices.