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Can You Believe Food Labels?

Touch the Soil News #961 (Feature photo – Nutrition Label – public domain) The USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) performed a number of case studies to find out the effects of setting product standards, verifying claims and enforcing truthfulness. Now there is an interesting term – truthfulness. While it is as the core of maintaining stability and integrity in almost everything, what did the ERS find? Well, they found out a number of things, but clarity and truthfulness were not among them. Phil Lempert provides some more insights: Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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Chile – World’s Toughest Food Labeling Law

Touch the Soil News #438 The Nation of Chile, with one of the world’s highest obesity rates, just implemented a new labeling law. Chile, like America, is struggling to stem the tide of obesity in children – before they become adults. Following recommendations of the World Health Organization, Chile is the first nation to adopt these high standards for stemming the tide of sugar, sodium and saturated fat in foods. According to the World Health Organization, nearly 70 percent of all children in the world are on the path to obesity. The WHO also identified the food industry as part of the problem. While the standards are voluntary, labels on…

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