National Geographic : 1980 Nov
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 often assumed they're chemical-free. In fact, the ordinary orange isa 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 istrue 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. O 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-NG10 Name o0 Sa Address Without chemicals, City & state Zip life itself would be impossible. arseic mongitsmor tha 15 ingedints SrC ,=! y, , hisdosn' men atualfoos re angros. f heywee, he City & state ______________Zip___ life efwudb irn ssible.