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The Weasel Word Effect- All Natural.

Looks can be deceiving- advertising cleverly uses deceptive labeling tactics to have you buy into their products.

"The U.S. Food and Drug Administration decides what types of health and nutrition claims can be put on packaged foods. For example, the FDA has requirements for using the word "organic" on a food label. Unfortunately, the FDA doesn’t have an official definition for natural foods, so their official position on using the word "natural" is that “the agency has not objected to the use of the term if the food does not contain added color, artificial flavors, or synthetic substances.Without any formal FDA regulation, the consumer is left to trust the food manufacturers. A food product that’s made with "all natural" ingredients could still contain hormones, GMOs, gluten or other things some consumers worry about. Natural foods don’t have to be organically produced and it doesn’t mean the farm animals were treated well. All-natural foods can also be high in calories, fats, sodium or sugar." S. Lehman- Very Well Fit

Ever wonder what “all natural” really means on your packaging?! Manufacturers can mislead by adding certain words on their packaging which can make it confusing. Here is a short video on what “all natural” really means. (Warning- it’s a little bit edgy!) Let me know what you think!

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