25 Aug '11, 11am

ConAgra sued over ‘natural’ GMO cooking oils:

ConAgra sued over ‘natural’ GMO cooking oils:

Cross-posted from Food Safety News . If you use Wesson brand cooking oils, you may be able to join a class-action lawsuit against food giant ConAgra for deceptively marketing the products as natural. These days it's hard to walk down a supermarket aisle without bumping into a food product that claims to be "all-natural." If you've ever wondered how even some junk food products can claim this moniker (witness: Cheetos Natural Puff White Cheddar Cheese Flavored Snacks -- doesn't that sound like it came straight from your garden?), the answer is simple, if illogical: The Food and Drug Administration has not defined the term "natural." So food marketers, knowing that many shoppers are increasingly concerned about healthful eating, figured: Why not just slap the natural label on anything we can get away with? That wishful thinking may soon be coming to an end if a few clever co...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/scary-food/2011-08-25-conagra-sued-o...

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