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"Natural" (the designation) is falling out of favor.

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    1. It's been replaced by "Artisanal"

      1. If it's on the planet it's from nature and therefore is natural. The word never had any meaning, either real OR legal.

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        1. re: sandylc

          I think there's a difference between something that comes out of the back end of a factory and something that's picked in a field isn't there?

          1. re: hal2010

            unless it emerges full-formed from a laboratory, it's natural.

            I always stop people in their tracks (usually the guy at the mall peddling some miracle hand lotion) who tout stuff as all-natural when I say "y'know, poison ivy is all natural, too, but that doesn't mean I want to rub it on my skin"

            All natural doesn't mean it's tasty OR nutrishus (sic)....or harmless...or low-calorie...or low-fat...or low-salt....

            Yeah...means nothing, really.

            1. re: sunshine842

              kids at school say "pot is natural"
              I am like ya.. so is Belladonna and Hemlock

              1. re: girloftheworld

                Don't knock it till you tried it. Though I'd be careful with Belladonna. That'll royally screw with your mind.

                1. re: linguafood

                  Belladonna was used by women throughout history as a cosmetic - applied as eyedrops, it makes the pupils dilate, simulating sexual attraction.

                  (yes, I figure you already knew this)

                  1. re: sunshine842

                    I did. It's also a quite powerful hallucinogenic (not one I've tried, however). Not my cuppa '-D

                    1. re: linguafood

                      heyyy...a cosmetic that makes you LOOK like you're willing, and makes you think you are!

                      1. re: sunshine842

                        Unless it makes you think you are a willing *plant*, or about to self-dissolve :-D

                        That would make for some interesting sex....

                        1. re: linguafood

                          ya from tthe same generation that thought the radium girls were cool... wait are we talikng about the belladonna or the pot?

            2. re: hal2010

              Yes, I was just trying to point out that the word is useless.