What does ‘Natural’ mean to you?

By November 2, 2014 Food Truth No Comments

When you see the word ‘Natural’ on a food product, what does that mean to you?  Many believe that this means that the item is minimally processed and free from things like hormones, antibiotics, artificial flavors etc.  Unfortunately, that is not the case at all.  The only requirement from the FDA and USDA for a item to be labeled as ‘Natural’ is that its ingredients must be made from things that originally came from nature.  For example, High Fructose Corn Syrup is made from corn – which came from nature, so it is ‘Natural’?!  This means they can contain antibiotics, growth hormones, toxic pesticides/herbicides, GMOs, artificial flavors, artificial colors and can be irradiated and highly processed.  The word ‘Natural’ is simply something that food companies place on their products to make it appear that the product is healthier than it really is.

I love this video.  It’s a quick, entertaining video mocking the use of the word ‘Natural’ on products.  I think it’s worth a few minutes and a good laugh!