Natural foods: What does the label really mean?
What does the word "natural" actually mean on a food label? Would it surprise you to know there is no current legal definition of the word natural on food products? Food companies are hoping that you'll be more likely to buy a food product with the label "natural" on it. However, the word "natural" plastered across a food label was never meant to confer any special nutritional or health benefit on products. One of the primary tasks of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is