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  • So they're not made from real goldfish?
  • "Food scientists at the FDA are not
    equipped to handle such matters of natural philosophy."


    fark you, asshole. they're exactly equipped to answer this question and they're the ones you should be asking. ignorant! ignorant! ignorant!
  • Hate to burst your bubble, but everything in existence is "natural". That is, it exists in nature. The only thing that is not "natural":

    Religion.

    That's right. The most toxic radioactive sludge in existence is every bit as "natural" as rabbit poop. Why? Because it is a byproduct of a living organism or a group of organisms. It is made of elements found in nature, and undergoes natural processes.
  • Pepperidge Farm Goldfish crackers are made from flour, oil, milk, and salt, and not much else. The cheddar variety is "baked with real cheese" and contains no artificial preservatives. But are these crucian crackers really "natural," as the package claims? Or are they fishy Frankenfoods?

    So any food that involves combining 2 or more ingredients becomes an unnatural abomination?
  • HAMMERTOE: Hate to burst your bubble, but everything in existence is "natural". That is, it exists in nature. The only thing that is not "natural":

    Religion.

    That's right. The most toxic radioactive sludge in existence is every bit as "natural" as rabbit poop. Why? Because it is a byproduct of a living organism or a group of organisms. It is made of elements found in nature, and undergoes natural processes.


    HOLY FARK, seriously? You're gonna be THAT guy?
  • hey gaiz wats this thread?
  • I drunk what: hey gaiz wats this thread?


    its natural
  • Hand Banana: Horse crap is natural.


    But it's just not really good food.
  • There are elements that have been created by nuclear scientists.
    They can be called 'not natural'.
    The 'not natural' list is pretty short and yes, Virginia, Trump's hair is on that list.
  • Its a meaningless marketing term. People who can't figure that out deserve to be fleeced.

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    So they're not made from real goldfish?


    Not even real gold. One might say Au contraire.


    This joke shows up periodically.
  • The FDA shouldn't give two shiats because "natural" is a silly word. They should just make a big statement that "We do not regulate things that are labeled natural. But we will regulate _____."

    Then they could regulate things like "contains preservatives" or make sure the ingredients list is right.

    Seriously people quit reading stuff like "natural" or "organic" on the front and READ THE INGREDIENTS. Is that really so hard?
  • Here's how I think about it: If I can walk out into a field/woods/ocean/whatever, and pick up a *blank* then it is natural. If I have to take it back to a lab and process it, it's not natural. You could argue finer points, but when it comes to things I eat or put on my body, I'm perfectly fine using the idea generally.
  • Genetically modified foods are a good thing. A VERY VERY good thing. If you think otherwise, and campaign to force the world to adhere to your belief, you're helping to contribute to the global starvation problem. Yeah I said it.

    Also if you use the term "frankenfood" I will not take your argument seriously.
  • spidermilk: Seriously people quit reading stuff like "natural" or "organic" on the front and READ THE INGREDIENTS. Is that really so hard?


    considering some states/counties had to ban trans fat, msg, large sized soda, smoking, alcohol sales, etc. yes, it must be.

  • Honest Bender


    Here's how I think about it: If I can walk out into a field/woods/ocean/whatever, and pick up a *blank* then it is natural. If I have to take it back to a lab and process it, it's not natural. You could argue finer points, but when it comes to things I eat or put on my body, I'm perfectly fine using the idea generally.


    Note to self: find a breadfruit tree so I can make a sandwich.
  • HAMMERTOE: Hate to burst your bubble, but everything in existence is "natural". That is, it exists in nature. The only thing that is not "natural":

    Religion.

    That's right. The most toxic radioactive sludge in existence is every bit as "natural" as rabbit poop. Why? Because it is a byproduct of a living organism or a group of organisms. It is made of elements found in nature, and undergoes natural processes.


    That's only the definition pedantic assholes try to claim for the word natural, same thing they do with the word organic. Everyone else has a different expectation when they see those words.
  • Porous Horace: There are elements that have been created by nuclear scientists.
    They can be called 'not natural'.
    The 'not natural' list is pretty short and yes, Virginia, Trump's hair is on that list.


    You know, those elements ARE thought to occur naturally. The problem is that these unstable nuclei tend to break apart so quickly after they're created, that scientists have been forced to recreate them. All nuclei are just clumps of protons and neutrons with a good bunch of electrons orbiting them. If you have any large amount of free neutrons and protons, any nucleic composition can be achieved. However, most of the combinations are about as durable as the promises of a politician during election year.

    The whole "natural" thing? Yeah, that one's gonna be a biatch to solve. Everything's natural when you go deep enough, just like religion is a natural byproduct of our imaginations and a deep-seated need to explain the world of phenomenons that we continually experience.
  • WhiskeyBoy: Genetically modified foods are a good thing. A VERY VERY good thing. If you think otherwise, and campaign to force the world to adhere to your belief, you're helping to contribute to the global starvation problem. Yeah I said it.

    Also if you use the term "frankenfood" I will not take your argument seriously.


    We already have more than enough food for everyone in the world, the problem isn't food production it's distribution. There is no profit in feeding people on the other side of the globe.
  • The proper way to eat a Goldfish cracker is similar to the technique to eat a sunflower seed. Turn the Goldfish on it's site in your mouth and crack it along the hemispherical axis into two identical pieces. Then crunch in silent pleasure
  • Natural and Organic (in food labeling terms, not true scientific terms) should mean the exact same thing. If a food has been sprayed with pesticides, they should be listed on the label. Bread isn't all-natural if the wheat has pesticides in it. An apple is not just an apple if it has been sprayed. It is an apple plus all of those pesticides. The label should tell you that. It is part of having a healthy intelligent informed citizenry.
  • manimal2878: WhiskeyBoy: Genetically modified foods are a good thing. A VERY VERY good thing. If you think otherwise, and campaign to force the world to adhere to your belief, you're helping to contribute to the global starvation problem. Yeah I said it.

    Also if you use the term "frankenfood" I will not take your argument seriously.

    We already have more than enough food for everyone in the world, the problem isn't food production it's distribution. There is no profit in feeding people on the other side of the globe.


    Distribution is expensive. You need to be able to grow strains of healthy foods where they are needed, not fly bags full when they are needed. GM foods developed to grow and contain vital nutrients in those regions is key. It is still (sadly) a profits game. Companies that own patents to GM foods preventing their global free distribution to help diminish world hunger over profit margins are just as bad as people who wouldn't have them distributed due to their "frankenfoodiness" or whatever.
  • I prefer supernatural foods.
  • Englebert Slaptyback: Note to self: find a breadfruit tree so I can make a sandwich.


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    But I digest... bread, by my consideration, isn't natural. It's a manufactured good. I think you may be making an assumption regarding my attitude towards non-natural goods. Just because something is natural doesn't mean it's healthy and just because something is unnatural doesn't mean it is unhealthy.
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