25 Jul '11, 8pm

Center for Food Safety is Looking for the "Natural" Label on Genetically Engineered Products

With consumer interest in how food is produced on the rise, many food companies are now selling new lines of "natural" products - often priced unjustifiably higher than conventionally produced foods and only slightly lower than certified organic products. These purportedly "natural" products often mislead consumers about healthy food choices. Market surveys show that health conscious consumers buy and trust products that prominently display the word "natural" on the front of food packages, even though the "natural" claim does not necessarily deliver any added health benefits to consumers above and beyond those of their conventionally manufactured counterparts. ConAgra is one such company using a "100% Natural" labeling claim to win over consumers. ConAgra's Wesson Oils, however, are anything but "100% natural" - because the oils are made from genetically modified (GM) plan...

Full article: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_23675.cfm

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