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October 26, 2012

Organic VS Natural Foods

 We have learnt about how to buy   Organic food in a budget in my previous post but the most exciting part is what is the difference between Organic and so called Natural Foods we usually buy .
Lets take a look
There’s a lot of confusion  about the distinction between organic and natural foods as  there is a vast difference
  •  Organic food production is regulated by a third party, government-accredited certifying agents, who ensure that farmers and processors follow a strict set of federal standards aimed at promoting ecological sustainability and avoiding materials that are hazardous to the environment and human health.
  • With the exception of meat and poultry, so-called “Natural” foods are not regulated and have no uniform set of standards to which they must adhere and oversight on natural meat is ridiculously lax. Usually, corporate marketing departments determine whether a food should carry the “natural” label on its package, as a marketing tool to appeal to health conscious and environmentally aware consumers.The first thing you should understand is that, except for meat, “natural” doesn’t have a set, strictly defined or regulated definition, while “organic” does.
  • One of the other difference is that by "Natural" they mean they add no artificial flavors,sweeteners,preservatives or thickeners and when they use "Organic" on a product they meant is farmed and produced with a defined and regulated, in great detail which was made without the use of toxic, persistent pesticides, GMOs, antibiotics or artificial growth hormones.


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