“Natural foods” are assumed to be foods that are minimally processed or do not contain any food additives, or do not contain particular additives such as hormones, antibiotics, sweeteners, food colors or flavorings that were not originally in the food.
The general public opinion is that natural foods are healthier for the human body and that alterations to natural foods may have long term detrimental effects not yet know by the scientific community. After all, Mother Nature knows best. It is believed by many that attempts made by man to modify natural foods may put the human body at risk of unknown and unintended consequences.
The value of maintaining the purity of natural foods for the maximum benefit to the human body is a concept well understood by nutritionists and health-conscious individuals. Health professionals overwhelmingly agree that the introduction of foreign substances or chemicals may have adverse side effects and consequences. Read the warning label of any prescription drug to gain a better understanding of the risks associated with the consumption of unnatural products.
Just as natural foods have a natural law dictating their maximum benefits, so to do the principles of human society. Principles are timeless truths regardless of current circumstances. For example, the “Law of the Harvest” is a true principle and a natural law. You sow what you reap. You must do the work to earn the benefit.
Social engineers may attempt to modify this natural “Law of the Harvest” for the perceived benefit of “fairness” for disadvantaged circumstances. But all they are really doing is introducing foreign obstacles to a natural law that will have unknown and unintended consequences.
Well-intended individuals would be better served to teach people how to benefit from the natural law rather than attempting to modify it. With natural law, you usually have the freedom to make your choices, but you can never choose the consequences. You may choose to eat junk food, but you cannot choose a subsequent healthy body based on the initial poor choice.
Education is another example of a natural law. Education is the best anti-poverty tool in society. Unfortunately, poverty stricken communities are sometimes mislead to believe that they are victims and that they can subvert the natural law of hard work and learning. They believe that the natural law should be “modified” due to their disadvantaged circumstance. Those that escape poverty figure out how to best use natural law to their benefit.
A successful society is built upon its recognition and observance of natural law. Attempts to modify the consequences of human choices is futile and a waste of human potential.