natural food


Definition of natural food

: food that has undergone minimal processing and contains no preservatives or artificial additives

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Recent Examples on the Web The quality of the products will be similar to other natural food grocers, Vickman said. Nicole Norfleet, Star Tribune, "Good Grocer to reopen volunteer-powered grocery store," 20 Jan. 2021 There was plenty of cover, water tanks, and a natural food source nearby—all indicators that the bucks were not going to stray far. Joe Genzel, Outdoor Life, "5 Lessons from Texas Deer Camp to Help You Tag Your Western Whitetail," 13 Nov. 2020 Green Grocer Chicago, a natural food and wine store in West Town, sources most of its meat and produce from local farmers. Katie Surma,, "Chicago-area grocers stock up to ward off shortages as COVID-19 cases rise. ‘We’re always chasing one thing to the next.'," 23 Oct. 2020 The firm was likely emboldened by the success of its natural food campaign, which was amplified by a television spot in which cats and dogs storm a store and empty shelves. Jennifer Van Grove, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Petco ends sale of shock collars," 6 Oct. 2020 Now, new developments are creeping north toward the area, complete with high-end natural food stores and luxury condominiums. Veronica Penney, New York Times, "Denver Wants to Fix a Legacy of Environmental Racism," 30 Sep. 2020 Placenta art is a print is made by putting natural food safe dyes in the placenta and pressing it, along with the umbilical cord, onto acid-free paper. Natalie Morin,, "Penn Badgley & Domino Kirke Welcome Their First Child With Placenta Heart Instagram," 21 Sep. 2020 Let the coyotes forage for natural food away from your home and pets. Ernie Cowan, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column evolves into an Ann Landers-of-sorts on the subject of nature," 17 Sep. 2020 During years of low natural food production, bait piles can help a female bear carry out a pregnancy or boost the growth of a cub, Tri said. Tony Kennedy, Star Tribune, "How sweet it is: Cambridge couple lead the nation in bear bait trade," 3 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of natural food

1917, in the meaning defined above

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15 Feb 2021

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“Natural food.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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