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Food Labeling

Today the topic is food labeling... When you are shopping, do you gravitate toward products that state "all-natural" on the label. Many times these products will be more expensive, but are they really worth the extra money? 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. For more information, see "Natural" on Food Labeling. 

So you may not be getting a a significantly better product. Unless the item you are buying is sourced "from the earth" there is no guarantee it is in fact "all-natural"! Compare labels and see if the extra $money$ is really worth it!

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