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Why ‘Natural’ Doesn’t Mean Healthy (Video)


The word “natural” is a very powerful, persuasive and earthy-sounding adjective. We may see this word on everything from Sunchips bags to fruit juice. If you look a little closer, you’ll realize that this powerful, persuasive and earthy-sounding adjective is actually undefined by the very agency responsible for food safety. The FDA has no formal meaning for natural. Food companies don’t use this word to describe food, but to advertise it. Naturally, this can confuse even the most health-conscious consumer.

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9:08AM PDT on May 27, 2014

Hello Everyone: Natural is a ambiguous, misleading word in the food industry.
So is the word "Organic" becoming tainted

Take time to scan across these sites below to become familiar with GMO/GMA and our ongoing fight to get rid of the monster FOOD industry villains.

Why You'll Want to Put These 28 Organic Brands on Your Black List by Dr.Mercola

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12:51PM PDT on Apr 27, 2014

Natural means nothing at all. Some feel that natural mean that there are no "chemicals" - that too means nothing - at least as far as health value is concerned.

Some of the most toxic substances known to man are 100% all natural - cobra venom, poisonous mushrooms, plants etc.

Digitalis , is a poisonous plant that you can grow in your garden, but if a chemist does a little voodoo on it , it becomes a therapeutic heart medication. So, in that sense , the man re-made version is better than the all natural one. The examples are endless.

So, "natural" alone means nothing. Not good nor bad in and of itself.

What makes this all the more confusing if not insidious is the way MARKETERS have used and abused this word, playing upon our perceptions and yes, naivete

don't be fooled...

5:47PM PDT on Apr 18, 2014

thanks

9:26PM PST on Feb 19, 2014

You sure can't believe everything you read.

2:00AM PST on Feb 15, 2014

Thank you

9:01AM PST on Feb 14, 2014

good info, but about a decade too late. people now aren't really fooled by "natural" foods

6:08AM PST on Feb 14, 2014

Thanks for sharing :)

7:28PM PST on Feb 13, 2014

Thanks Editors for sharing the great video.

4:05PM PST on Feb 13, 2014

Barbara, you cannot wash off the pesticides that produce absorbs while it grows. You can only wash off the remainder of the last pesticide application.

3:07PM PST on Feb 13, 2014

brilliant!! Thanks for that!

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