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Knowing what foods to buy can be tricky.  In the United States, agencies like the Food and Drug Administration are charged with protecting us from dangerous chemicals, and agencies like the Federal Trade Commission protect us with unsavory and outright incorrect marketing statements.

As history shows, sometimes our agencies can be a bit slow with making the necessary changes, which is why we found this great article on 5 food marketing gimmicks to ignore.

Our favorite:
"Many terms are tossed around with far too much ease these days – natural, organic, gluten-free, made with real fruit, a good source of, etc. There are so few rules that actually regulate the use of these terms that most manufacturers can put whatever they think will sell a product, particularly in the natural and organic categories, which have become pretty much meaningless."

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