20 'Natural' Things That Aren't

Maybe we need to strike the word natural from the dictionary.
20 'Natural' Things That Aren't

In the world of natural and organic products, it can be easy to get fooled. Just because something is labeled as "natural," that doesn't mean it's good for you – or that it's even natural at all! In this blog post, we'll explore some of the most popular "natural" things that are anything but. Stay tuned for some completely surprising information!

We’ve all heard the saying, "everything in moderation." There may not be a more appropriate phrase to describe the world of natural producs. The fact is, there are so many things we believe to be natural that really aren't. So today, we are going to share with you some of the most common misconceptions about things people think of as “natural”. These arejust a few of our favorites!

People loathe things that are "manufactured," "genetically engineered," or "monstrosities of science" almost as much as they like the concept of "natural" things. But there's a catch. It turns out that almost everything we consider "natural" has been tampered with, often to the point of being unrecognizable.

Want to see more? Scroll down for some wild examples of things that are anything BUT “natural”...

CRACKEDc COM VAT ROOME The black olives we eat don't naturally occur. They're actually green olives that have been processed to hell and back. They're
The island of Flevopolder in the Netherlands didn't exist 100 years ago. Now home to 350 thousand people, Flevopolder is the world's largest artificia
The natural pollination OF vanilla orchids can only occur in Mexico because they need euglossine bees that are native to the country to complete the p
The burkeys that are cooked on Thanksgiving are not the wld ones you may be picturing. Broad breasted white turkeys are a special breed, made through
CRACKED COM Fly Geyser in the Nevada Desert was created by a geothermic energy company's drilling. The water wasn't hot enough for their purposes, SO
CRACKED COM About 21% of Dutch territory used to be under the sea. 1300 1900-2000 The Dutch make new land by building a dike around a small patch of s
CRACKEDCO COM New York's Central Park was man-made. In fact, certain buildings in New York were built before the plans to K create the park were even
A 2011 earthquake in Oklahoma was likely caused by Blackwel human activity. Ponca City1 Woodyrad. Enid Guthrie KLAHO Edmond Oklahom Sha Mooet Norman P
Think bananas are alb-natural? They're actually the result of thousands of years of selective breeding. The banana was an inedible pod of nasty seeds
Yellowstone's Morning Glory Pool's yellow and green colors have been caused by humans throwing garbage, rocks, and coins into it. The activity has clo
CRACKEDOOM Most carrots were originally purple. Dutch farmers in the 17th century crossbred yellow and white wild carrots into the orange ones we eat
Life doesn't give us lemons, our ancestors did. X DNA analysis from Southwest University revealed that lemon is the result of crossbreeding between ci
Most pearls are not natural. They're cultured in oyster farms. Basically, farmers put small beads made from one oyster's shell in a live oyster. They
Wild pigs have camouflaged coats, not black. People bred pigs to be black (at least three separate times, on three continents). CRACKED COM
Dogs don't naturally bark. CRACKED COM Wolves and wild dogs only bark in the wild when they're young. Humans bred selectively for the barking behavior
The Scottish Highlands was once a thick forest. Deforestation that began long before the Romans arrived gave us the iconic view of a treeless plateau.
Providence Canyon, one of Georgia's Seven Natural Wonders, isn't natural at all. The canyons were actually formed by faulty farming practices in the
Strawberries were once smaller than a thumbnail. Strawberries have been enjoyed for centuries, but originally they were so tiny and delicate that they
CRACKED COM Domesticated goldfish were created from the fish on the right Russian carp) through selective breeding over hundreds of years- first in Ch
Killer bees didn't exist prior to 1957. That's when queen African honey bees were brought to Brazil in an attempt to increase honey production. The Af
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