Learning Exercise #7
To label foods “Natural” it is legally required that the foods:
A. Are not changed by processing after agricultural production and harvest
B. May not contain synthetic or artificial ingredients
C. May not be more than “minimally processed”
D. A and B only
E. B and C only
What do the words “natural”, “healthy”, “organic” on a food label mean?
“Natural” foods – implied:
Are not changed by processing after agricultural production and harvest?
May not contain synthetic or artificial ingredients*
May not be more than “minimally processed”??
*Only legal requirement for labeling foods “natural”
All organic fertilizers, including:
Must break down into inorganic “chemical” molecules before they can be used by
Both: natural “organic chemical” fertilizers and synthetic “inorganic chemical” fertilizers contain:
Nitrogen, potassium, & phosphate Needed by growing plants
These inorganic chemicals are identical whether from synthetic or natural sources
The growing plant can’t tell the difference and foods produced by both types of fertilizer are
nutritionally healthy and safe to eat.
Learning Exercise #8
The inorganic chemicals, nitrogen, potassium, and phosphate are: