week, the FDA announced that it would be accepting public input on how—or
whether—to define the term “natural” on food labels. This action came about as
a result of a number of petitions filed by the Grocery Manufacturer’s
Association (GMA) and Consumers Union.
GMA asked the FDA to redefine “natural” so that foods derived from
biotechnology (read: GMO foods) could use the label, while Consumers Union
separately filed a petition asking the FDA to prohibit the use of “natural” on
food labels altogether since the term is vague and misleading to consumers.
FDA is asking for public input on a variety of questions revolving around which
foods should allowed to bear the term “natural” and what kinds of things—such
as processing and different manufacturing methods—should bar a food from being
called “natural.” Please tell the FDA that the term is, and will always be,
misleading and should therefore be banned. The more stringent “organic” label
is quite sufficient.
Please personalize and add your own
comments if you have time!
Please Abandon the Term "Natural" Food
Dear [Decision Maker],
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]