Getting a little bewildered as the terms "organic" and "natural" are being bandied about? We all know that organic, natural things are supposed to be good for us. But just what do these words mean when we see them on a label?
Stringent federal regulations and guidelines dictate where the word "organic" can be used, and in what context. For instance, some things may be labeled "Organic", "100 percent Organic", or "Made with Organic Ingredients".
But these terms are not interchangeable. Each has a specific meaning, different from the others.
The term "natural" has no clearly delineated guidelines as to its use, so though we as consumers may assume that a product tagged as "natural" must be healthy, be aware that this offers no such guarantee.
"Additionally, according to the Institute for Responsible Technology, un-organic crops like corn and soy that have been genetically engineered to be more profitable now contain chemical toxins in their seeds, which may be why these crops are banned in Europe, Australia, Japan, Russia and almost 40 developed countries around the world! They may also contain hidden allergens that might be contributing to the allergy epidemic."