Thursday, May 5, 2011

EatingWell: "Natural" Meat Busted



Beware the growth industry that has adopted modern marketing tactics. Words no longer mean what you think. Case in point: "natural meats."
How much do you know about natural meats? Take this quiz to find out.

Myth or truth: Buying “natural” meats reduces your exposure to hormones and antibiotics.

Myth. The term “natural” means only that no additives or preservatives were introduced after the meat or poultry was processed. (And, in fact, certain sodium-based broths can be added to poultry and pork and still be labeled “natural.”) The term “natural” is often confused with “naturally raised,” a term that, according to the USDA, means the animals were not given antibiotics, growth hormones or animal by-products.

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The Myths About "Natural" Meat Busted
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