On May 10, 2016, WLF filed formal comments with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), urging the agency to adopt a uniform national policy regarding the use of the term “natural” on food labels. WLF argued that a nationwide definition of “natural” is a far-less-costly alternative to the current system, under which food manufacturers are repeatedly sued under state law for supposedly misleading labeling claims. WLF asserted that the precise details of FDA regulation are less important than that FDA establish some uniform definition of the term “natural.” WLF argued that a uniform definition would result in federal preemption of all state-law tort claims that seek to impose a definition of “natural” that is not identical to FDA’s definition. It further argued that creating a uniform definition reduces the likelihood that consumers will be misled by “natural” claims.