USDA Organic Vs. Natural

Your shopping list is simple: fresh vegetables that were grown in the ground, without pesticides; beef from a cow that ate grass and was raised without growth hormones; grain and dairy products made with ingredients you’d find in your kitchen, not a laboratory. But because federal regulations for packaging claims can be vague, you might be filling your cart with the very products you set out to avoid. And the two most common labels, “natural” and “organic,” can be the most confusing. So which foods can you feel good about?