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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 (http://tiny.cc/…).

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 (http://tiny.cc/…); it was five in 10 in a 2008 FDA study. Granted, academic research suggests they exaggerate. Tracking eye movements, a University of Minnesota experiment (http://tiny.cc/…) found subjects looked at components of the Nutrition Facts label far less than they claimed.

Still, 70% of them ...

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