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Dean Pomerleau

Food Labels are Bunk

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All,

 

Here is a interesting article from Marketwatch.com about how misleading food labels can be. It turns out that according to FDA rules, companies can legally err by up to 20% on their food packaging labels. That means they can get away with underestimate calories, sugar, trans-fats, saturated fat etc. by up to 20%, and overestimate vitamins and minerals by up to 20% as well.

 

All the more reason to eat foods without labels, and not to put too much stock in calorie estimates for foods.

 

--Dean

Edited by Dean Pomerleau

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