Archive for November, 2009

Food Labels: Organic vs. Natural vs. Conventional

Food labels are a hot topic, and it’s easy to see why. Eaters are more concerned than ever before about where their food comes from, resulting in increasingly exact labeling. So what’s the difference between organic, natural, and conventional food? Conventional What it means? Not organic. Conventional is the new buzzword that essentially means “the opposite of organic”, which means: grown using synthesized (man-made from chemicals) fertilizers, possibly genetically modified seeds, and possibly growth hormones & regular antibiotics (in the case of meat). Some people lean away from conventionally grown food because they are concerned about putting chemicals in their bodies, while others are motivated by environmental concerns. In all cases, “conventional” as it’s now known passes along cost savings […]

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