12 Toxic Lies the Food Industry Keeps Telling You in 2021
#6. Organic food contains only organic ingredients
Organic, sugar-free, low-fat, low-calorie – these are all terms we as consumers love and food marketers definitely know their power.
The word ‘organic’ instantly makes us think that a food is healthy, clean and nutritious.
Manufacturers have to be certified organic by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) so they can use the word ‘organic’ on their product label.
However, this doesn’t mean that the entire product is organic! Unless you choose foods that clearly say they’re 100% organic, chances are you’re still eating some artificial ingredients along with the organic parts of your meal.
For example, the USDA says that foods labeled as ‘made with organic ingredients’ actually have 70% organic ingredients.