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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99 comments

Patricia GG
Patricia Gal2 years ago

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

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Jana DiCarlo
Jana DiCarlo2 years ago

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...

Lucas Kolasa
Lucas Kolasa2 years ago

thanks

Karen F.
Karen F2 years ago

You sure can't believe everything you read.

Panchali Yapa
Panchali Yapa2 years ago

Thank you

Barb Hansen
Ba H2 years ago

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

Christine W.
Christine W2 years ago

Thanks for sharing :)

John B.
John B2 years ago

Thanks Editors for sharing the great video.

Nathan W.
Nathan W2 years ago

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.

Nichola Mac D
Nichola Mac D2 years ago

brilliant!! Thanks for that!