Food Label Guide: Produce

When shopping for produce, you may have wondered about the labels you see, especially when it comes to concerns about pesticides and their harmful effects on the environment, your personal health and the health of the workers in the fields. Use our label guide to find meaningful and verifiable labels that you can easily understand.

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Our Top Picks

These labels are the most meaningful, with verifiable standards.

Labels Lacking Clear Standards

The terms below lack clear standards, verification processes or independent oversight, allowing farm conditions and practices to vary widely across producers.

  • “Natural”
  • “Pesticide Free”

Other Labels to Look For

These labels are not as comprehensive as our top picks.