is important as this comic delightfully points out, but the term “cage-free” unfortunately is not “legit” nor meaningful. You can find a label report card at greenerchoices which can tell you which terms are just adspeak and which ones are actually significant. Just type in a phrase you are unsure about and the website will tell you whether or not the label is meaningful (ex. free range is not). Most of us know that the label “natural” slapped onto the box looks nice but doesn’t mean much… “USDA organic” on the other hand does mean the product was inspected by a third party agency that verifies that certain standards were upheld to earn that organic label. Read more detail about the term “cage-free” here.