Many of the claims found on chicken packaging have no governmental regulation, and those that do can be poorly enforced. Here's how to understand what's meaningful—and what's not.
The chicken section at the local grocery store can leave one's head spinning. Free range, basted, vegetarian-fed, organic. What does it all mean?
In an attempt to take away a bit of the mystery, we've decoded the chicken labels you're most likely to find. Some have USDA-backed regulations, while others are simply marketing ploys. Click through this list to discover if the extra money you've been spending for certain label claims is really worth the expense.