In 2014, I was interviewed by NPR about the benefits of "natural" foods, and my message was clear: "Natural" foods are the way to go. My family loved the article. I was asked to do another segment, and as luck would have it, they came back with an important new question for me: "What's in organic?" As a natural health professional, I knew what I was talking about when I said, "I can say, the majority of organic foods are 100 percent natural." But I was confused when my interviewer asked: "You're saying that 90 percent of them are not organic, are they?" To be honest, I thought it was a bit of a joke and didn't bother responding to it, but I was wrong. I couldn't believe what I was hearing and was surprised to realize that not only do these farmers take advantage of a loophole in the law, but there are a number of companies that aren't even paying any organic certification.I decided to investigate these issues and discovered a loophole that allows for a lot of "natural" food to be contaminated with toxic pesticides, and even if it is organic, the company is still using chemicals that are probably banned in the US.