Tag Archives: natural

“Organic, and Natural, and Clean…Oh my!”

When discussing “healthy” foods, many consumers use words such as “organic,” “natural,” or “clean.” Do these words really indicate a more nutritious product? Not so fast. Just like the famous saying, “never judge a book by its cover,” never judge a food by its packaging! According to the Organic Trade Association’s 2013 US Families Organic […]

Trend Report: Natural Foods

Update from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) Just last week, thousands of registered dietitians and other food and nutrition professionals congregated at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo, popularly termed “FNCE.” Not only […]

Organic vs. Conventional Foods – The reasons why some are spending top dollar on certain grocery items.

What does organic mean anyway? Under organic production guidelines, conventional non-synthetic pesticides, insecticides and herbicides are generally restricted. Antibiotics and hormones are prohibited from livestock consumption, and genetic modification or application of nanotechnology is generally excluded from organic food. Foods claiming to be organic must be free of artificial food additives, and fewer artificial methods, […]