Can ethical food labels be trusted?
Posted on: Thu 21 Jun 2018
Protesting loudly is one way of making your views known, but have you heard of voting with your wallet? Whether you’re aware of it or not, we all participate in some form of consumerism voting, making specific choices about what we put in our shopping cart when we cruise the supermarket isles. Ethical food labels are one tool we use to help us make sure our daily purchases reflect our ethical production ideals.
But what do these food labels mean and can they be trusted?
Dr Heather Bray from the University of Adelaide researches consumer practices, particularly those surrounding ethical food labels. She shares her views on current food labelling legislation and the trustworthiness of ethical food labels with reporter Tilly Balding.
Produced by Tilly Balding
Image by Tilly Balding