If you’re buying so-called “All Natural” yogurt sold at the grocery store, you might assume the phrase means the product contains nothing artificial or synthetic. After all, that’s the definition of “all natural.”
But food marketing companies can get pretty sneaky about using the term. They know the FDA doesn’t regulate “all natural” claims, so technically any food product can be claimed as “all natural” even if it contains artificial sweeteners, synthetic chemical coloring, hexane solvent chemicals, laboratory-derived antibiotics, toxic heavy metals and anything else imaginable. (Seriously, you could mix jet fuel into yogurt and still label it “All Natural.”)
That’s probably why Natural News has found that some yogurt products claiming to be “All Natural” contain aspartame and artificial coloring chemicals – two ingredients which are clearly not natural.
When you buy yogurt, don’t forget to read the ingredients labels
As these two yogurt products clearly demonstrate, when you buy yogurt, make sure you really read the ingredients labels. “All Natural” doesn’t mean it’s natural, and the “Greek” adjective on yogurt products doesn’t mean it’s made in Greece. Claims of “All Natural” have zero meaning in the real world. Such claims are frequently used to mislead consumers rather than inform them about what’s really in the product. In fact, when you see the claim “All Natural” on a food product, this should be a red flag to immediately read the ingredients label and find out whether the claim is true.