05-23-2016, 12:41 PM
I don't know what it's like in the US but I suspect it's similar.
Many food additives over here are labeled as 'natural coloring or natural flavor', things like that, in fact they have been grown by GMO by using GMO bacteria as a factory. Now I have no problem with that but I would like it if that was disclosed. I'd like 'natural' to mean, something that would ordinarily happen in nature, not that it's produced by something that's alive rather than a chemical reaction. Because a living thing is also a chemical factory...
Most of the fruit I eat is fruit I grow myself that's harvestable in summer/fall, I don't eat a lot of fruit apart from that.. The only fruit I buy are citrus fruits of all kinds. They don't grow that well over here. I'll use those year round but the stuff that grows here I only eat when it's in season and I either eat my own or get local grown produce.
I just relate stuff to what it looks like in my garden, if it looks too perfect, it isn't good. :p That's my rule of thumb. It should still look tasty though.