It’s a new year, and there’s a new chance to cleanse your cupboards of the junk and focus on food that’s more natural and healthy. The trouble is, when we see those words on food labels, they can be misleading.
“Natural” and “organic” are common on food labels, but the terms can be confusing. “Natural” labeling is simple, but vague. “Organic” labeling is more complicated. There are, however, specific definitions for each term, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).