IS IT OR ISN'T IT? A DEFINING QUESTION

If you don't naturally correlate the terms "natural" or "organic" with health and beauty care products, you're not alone.The Food and Drug Administration has set no standards for what constitutes such products. Consequently, whether or not a particular item's ingredients make it a "natural product" is largely a matter of interpretation.Brad Stone, an FDA spokesman, said that since there is no standard

If you don't naturally correlate the terms "natural" or "organic" with health and beauty care products, you're not alone.

The Food and Drug Administration has set no standards for what constitutes such products. Consequently, whether or not a particular item's ingredients make it a "natural product" is largely a matter of interpretation.

Brad Stone, an FDA spokesman, said that since there is no standard definition for natural cosmetics, it's hard for FDA to police the use of t

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