Monday, March 5, 2012

Rain Forest Alliance Certified Grapes

My mother-in-law called me the other day and said she had purchased unbranded grapes from the grocery store that had the Rain Forest Alliance stamp on them and wondered if that also signified that they were organic and untreated with sulphur dioxide.

So I did a little research.  I found that the logo does not necessarily indicate that the product is free from sulphur dioxide or organic.  But it still matters.

The Rain Forest Alliance is a non-profit organization celebrating 25 years working to preserve the rain forests by:

Purchasing foods with the Rain Forest Alliance logo ensures that you are buying from a company that uses its land in a sustainable way and that is paying fair wages.  It certainly is worthy of purchasing over a product that does not have the certification, but it doesn't necessarily make the food product healthier.

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