National Geographic : 1980 Jun
Mother Nature is lucky her products don't need labels. All foods, even natural ones, are made up of chemicals. But natural foods don't have to list their ingredients. So it's Soften assumed they're chemical-free. In fact,the ordinary orange is a miniature chemical factory. And the good old potato contains arsenic among its more than 150 ingredients. This doesn't mean natural foods are dangerous. If they were, they wouldn't be on the market. The same is true of man-made foods. All man-made foods are tested for safety. And they often provide more nutrition, at a lower cost, than natural foods. They even use many of the same chemical ingredients. So you see, there really isn't much difference between foods made by Mother Nature and those made by man. What's artificial is the line drawn between them. b Monsanto Company 1980 For a free booklet explaining the risks and benefits of chemicals, mail to: Monsanto, 800 Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 63166. Dept. A3NA-NG1 II Name _ Address City & state Ivlonsanto Without chemicals, life itself would be impossible.