Okay. I’ve seen this graphic one too many times and I feel compelled to counteract its very misleading and frankly, naive, message. While in the science community it does little more than evoke chortles and eye-rolling, it is nonetheless a meme shared by hundreds of thousands of well-meaning but sadly under-informed consumers who place halos above organic food. You’ll see the example below, followed by a graphic showing what it should be. For more ingredient lists of natural, or whole, foods, see my post What Is a Natural or Whole Food, exactly?
Folks, I am certainly no science scholar and I remind readers of this often, but my common sense tells me that “strawberry” is not an ingredient! A strawberry is organic matter that has cells, DNA, and is made up of a host of chemicals just like WE are!
Just like all living things are!
Thanks to Art Canfi for letting me use this.