Essay on Analysis Of The Article ' Natural ' On Food Labels '

1471 Words Nov 6th, 2015 6 Pages
As people start to realize that what is on their food labels aren’t as beneficial as they claim to be, they start thinking about what is in food labels and how it would impact the world. In their quest to find what is really in food labels, people begin to think about how food companies should make it so what is on the food label tells if the food is healthy and if everyone involved was well taken care of in the production of the product.
In the article, “Natural” On Food Labels? Ain’t Necessarily So…” by Marion Nestle, she talks about how the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) defines natural when they say, “From a food science perspective, it is difficult to define a food product that is 'natural ' because the food has probably been processed and is no longer the product of the earth. That said, the FDA has not developed a definition for use of the term natural or its derivatives. However, the agency has not objected to the use of the term if the food does not contain added color, artificial flavors, or synthetic substances” (Marion Nestle, 1). If you look at what they are saying, you can tell that if a food doesn’t have any artificial flavors or colors or synthetic substances, then they are able to allow it to be called “natural,” even if the foods are processed and isn’t from the earth anymore due to what has been added to it. Say someone were to go into a store to buy healthier foods for them. They might go to the “natural” foods thinking that they would be healthier…

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