10 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Organic Foods

#8. “Natural” doesn’t mean “organic”


There are lots of bureaucratic hoops to jump through in order to be certified as organic. The USDA requires the following: No synthetic fertilizers, synthetic growth and breeding hormones, antibiotics, and GMOs; any pesticides used must be natural in order to be officially certified.

Organic vs Natural

“Natural” foods don’t have to undergo anywhere near the same scrutiny. So if you’re looking at a label and it says “natural” just remember that that doesn’t mean organic.

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