False advertising has been around for decades, and one of the biggest scams out there is the so called “natural” label we commonly see on food products. Truth is, a lot of the food products with this label are FAR from natural. They may still be GMO, they are still ridden with pesticides. They may contain growth hormones, antibiotics and may be processed. Does this sound natural to you? Adding the “natural” label to food products increases profitability by lying to consumers. At the same time, consumers should be doing their homework.
We are constantly deceived, tricked, manipulated, and subliminally programmed in so many ways. The fact that the FDA allows the natural label despite the food being far from it is very dishonest. According to the FDA:
“From a food science perspective, it is difficult to define a food product that is ‘natural’ because the food has probably been processed and is no longer the product of the earth. That said, FDA has not developed a definition for use of the term natural or its derivatives. However, the agency has not objected to the use of the term if the food does not contain added color, artificial flavors, or synthetic substances” (source)
So next time you see the world “natural” on your food, remember, it’s most likely not a healthy option. Don’t ignore the ingredients and the reality of what’s really in your food, read the ingredients. If you don’t know what some of the ingredients are (very common) take a picture, do some research and see for yourself what you are putting into your body on a daily basis.
With cancer rates at an extreme high, and human health constantly deteriorating every year, the importance of being totally aware of what we are putting into our bodies increases. The best way to go is GMO free and completely organic if you can. Many countries have already banned GM food products and the pesticides that go with it, it’s clear they can be harmful.
If you can afford to buy genetically altered food, you can afford to buy non GMO organic food. It might require you to cut back on unhealthy, unconventional food choices but that’s a good thing. That being said, there is no reason why everyone on the planet can’t have free access to clean, non GMO organic food. For a complete list of Non-GMO food brands, click here
Below is a great video titled “The Natural Effect,” done by onlyorganic.org. It’s funny, and very well done.
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