03.12.2014

Why ‘Natural’ Means Nothing

According to the FDA, ‘natural’ is defined by “nothing artificial or synthetic (including all color additives regardless of source) has been included in, or has been added to, a food that would not normally be expected to be in the food” (1)

What that means in our words, is ‘natural’, by FDA standards is any food that doesn’t include anything artificial. Sounds great in theory, but this outdated definition is left broad enough to include everything from high fructose corn syrup to genetically modified corn to hormone packed poultry. Gross.

Many of the 'natural' foods we buy in supermarkets and even restaurants include:

- Pesticides - GMO’s - Antibiotics - Hormones

These are ALL considered natural as far as the FDA goes. While we can't personally change the food laws, we can all make our own definitions of what we consider natural. You re what you eat, what you put in your body should not only be delicious but nourishing.

At Food Evolution, we source produce, meat and poultry from small, sustainable farms or from larger, certified organic farms. Each farm or company we source from, has met our own strict standards for quality, integrity and transparency.

(1) 58 Fed. Reg. 2303, 2407 (Jan. 6, 1993).

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