The term All Natural can be slapped on any product regardless of whether the product is made from natural ingredients.
Natural Flavors are actually fake chemicals used to flavor food and drink. Read the nutrition labels of most food and drink in supermarkets and you will see they’re made with “natural flavors.” Even Maryland crab soup from a big conglomerate food company is made with natural flavors.
Products labeled “organic” can also have natural flavors that are fake chemicals because companies passing their products off as organic can use any ingredients they want. Only the “certified non-GMO” label and the “USDA organic” label are truly organic products.
Agribusinesses have been lobbying U.S. elected officials to water down the qualifications for labeling a product organic. We should all be up in arms about this. The threshold now if memory serves is that a product has to be 95-percent organic to qualify.
Anything to make a buck is what motivates most companies that put profits above people.
I recommend you shop from local artisanal businesses if you have the opportunity and the money to do so. Put the money back in your community.
I’m going to sign off now. I’ll return next week with more nutrition ideas.