Ever wondered about the difference between “organic” and “natural”?
If you’ve been relying on the “natural” label in your breakfast cereal as a sure guide to healthy, nutritious food, think again.
A new video, or “scorecard,” from the Cornucopia Institute explains a number of things that could be undermining your efforts to find a healthy breakfast.
* “Certified Organic”: when a company displays the USDA’s “certified organic” logo, you can rest assured that it is free from petrochemical-based fertilizers, sewage sludge, synthetic pesticides and GMOs.
* “Natural”: when a company displays this label, it is virtually meaningless. The cereal may contain pesticides and genetically modified crops. Kashi, Mother’s, Nutritious Living, Barbara’s Bakery and 356 others were among brands labeled “natural” but containing 25% – 100% genetically engineered ingredients.
In other words, as I discuss in my book, Get Out! 150 Easy Ways For Kids and Grown-Ups to Get Into Nature and Build A Greener Future, only food labeled “USDA Certified Organic” is totally organic. Don’t trust the other labels.
Check out the video below to get more information on comparing “natural” and “organic” cereal brands. You’ll be surprised!
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