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Ask the experts: ‘Naturally derived’… green or greenwashing?
Would you consider a corn chip to be a natural food substance?
What about a cob of corn?
Well, you may be surprised to learn that a corn chip is in fact naturally derived.
This is because the words ‘plant derived’ or ‘naturally derived’ simply mean that the ingredient started out as a whole plant. However, it doesn’t account for how the plant is processed before it reaches its final form. In the case of a corn chip, the final product has been so chemically altered that it no longer resembles the original plant at all…