Tell the FDA: "Natural" Food Is a Meaningless and Misleading Term!

Last 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.

The 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.

The 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.

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  • Stephen Ostroff


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Please Abandon the Term "Natural" Food

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