Posted by Andy Petranek : Thursday, Feb 09, 2006
Knowing how to read and understand food labels is the first step toward improving the quality of the food in your diet. Two words that show up all the time on labels are the words "Natural" and Organic." Ever wonder what the difference is?
"Natural" on a label is NOT a term defined by the government for foods - it is used by food companies for marketing purposes only!
"Organic" on the other hand indicates that it is a food that has been produced without the use of pesticides, herbicides, or GMOs (genetically modified organisms.)
Look for the label "certified organic" on the food eat, after all, you are what you eat!