Recently while in the grocery store, it dawned on me that I don’t know the true difference between organic foods vs. foods that are labeled as “all natural.” So I decided to do some research. Here are the definitions of both. You be the judge of what works best for you and your family. Interesting though, right?
Organic- The USDA’s National Organic Standards Board defined the national standard for the term “organic” in the year 2000. According to these criteria, to be labeled organic, food must have been produced without the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides (with a few exceptions), antibiotics, irradiation, genetic engineering, or growth hormones.
Natural- Generally refers to food items that are not altered chemically or synthesized in any form. These are derived from plants and animals. Thus a natural food item is not necessarily organic and vice versa.