natural food


Definition of natural food

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

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Purely Elizabeth in Boulder, Colorado: Purely Elizabeth is a natural food brand dedicated to making humans feel good, so of course the company encourages employees to bring their pets to work. Kelli Bender,, "Want to Bring Your Dog to Work? These Are America's Most Pet-Friendly Companies of 2019," 6 June 2019 Meat companies are using the deli counter to showcase new and higher-priced products, as customers eschew prepackaged cold cuts in favor of healthier and more natural foods. Micah Maidenberg, WSJ, "Fresh Deli Cuts Muscle Out Packaged Meats," 31 Mar. 2019 Hot among consumers this year are pet products like healthy, natural foods and technology aimed at dogs, including dog TV, Forbes reports. Emma Keith, Detroit Free Press, "2019 Detroit Kennel Club Dog Shows in Novi: Here's what you need to know," 19 June 2019 The food conglomerate has struggled to increase sales in the U.S. Its brands such as Oscar Mayer deli meat and Kool-Aid are well-known but at odds with trends toward fresher and more natural foods. Annie Gasparro, WSJ, "Kraft Heinz’s Profit Suffers as Costs Rise," 1 Nov. 2018 And, according to a Wakefield study, millennials are more likely to spend more and place priority on purchasing natural foods for their pets. Sarah Hauer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "This Milwaukee company turns breweries' leftovers into dog treats," 23 Feb. 2018 Now other big food companies that lost sales to startup organic and natural food makers are also competing to make more healthful products, sparking a wave of mergers and executive changes across the food industry. Annie Gasparro, WSJ, "For Hain Celestial, Turf Battles in Health Food Dig Into Sales," 28 Aug. 2018 Look for it in Middle Eastern markets, natural food stores, and on Amazon. Leah Zerbe, Good Housekeeping, "The 11 Healthiest Whole Grains You Should Be Eating," 17 July 2018 Companies selling mainstay packaged foods across the industry are struggling to attract and retain shoppers seeking fresher, more natural foods. Annie Gasparro, WSJ, "Conagra Deal for Pinnacle Reflects Faith in Hot Frozen-Foods Aisle," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of natural food

1917, in the meaning defined above

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Medical Definition of natural food

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