Our individual and collective health and well-being depend on the health of the natural environment. And the health of the natural environment can be impacted in many ways by the choices we make as consumers.
Greener Choices is an initiative from Consumer Reports that looks at the environmental impact of consumer choices. We investigate how the production, use, and disposal of consumer goods affect communities, both human and ecological. The Greener Choices website provides information for consumers who want to consider this impact.
The information that we provide can empower consumers to make choices that minimize harm and maximize benefits to people involved in production, the soils, water, and air that are critical to our health, wildlife and biodiversity, and the global climate.
Interested in the stories behind the foods you buy?
Producing food impacts the environment and, depending on the methods used, those effects can be positive or negative. Claims and seals on the labels of food packages can tell you the story behind the food: how crops were grown, how the animals were treated, whether pesticides were used, and more.
Knowing what various claims and seals mean and whether you can trust them is critical. Our food labels guide helps you make more informed choices to support a safer, healthier, and more sustainable food system.