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Nutrition Labels


for GM Labeling see Genetically Modified Foods

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Nutrition

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Nutrition label from a package of Austin animal crackers.

Highlights from the proposed updates to the US nutritional label

  • Calorie content given in bigger font
  • Serving size more realistic. A pint of ice cream goes from four servings to two
  • Items that could be consumed in one sitting, such as a 20oz (0.56l) soft drink, must give nutrition for both suggested serving sizes and total package size
  • Potassium and Vitamin D levels listed

Just Label It


Nutrition label.


Nutrition label from a package of Austin animal crackers.

Nutrition label from a package of Austin animal crackers


 

  • Simon, Michele. Appetite for Profit: How the Food Industry Undermines Our Health, and How to Fight Back. NY: Nation/Avalon Publishing Co., 2006.

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