FDA to Change Food Labels
Urban C. Lehner Editor Emeritus
Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:01 AM CDT

Sometimes it's the little things governments do that make a difference. Consider FDA's proposal to improve the Nutrition Facts label on food packaging (…).

Contrary to the cynics who say no one reads food labels, as many as seven in 10 Americans told a pollster in 2011 they do (…); it was five in 10 in a 2008 FDA study. Granted, academic research suggests they exaggerate. Tracking eye movements, a University of Minnesota experiment (…) found subjects looked at components of the Nutrition Facts label far less than they claimed.

Still, 70% of them ...

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