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Shiny New Food Labels | Care2 Healthy & Green Living: As you walk through the aisles of your local grocery store...

Shiny New Food Labels | Care2 Healthy & Green Living: As you walk through the aisles of your local grocery store...

As you walk through the aisles of your local grocery store, you’ll probably notice a lot more products boasting “natural” ingredients than there used to be. You can read about this trend in this recent article from The Atlantic . But take a closer look, and you’ll find that many of these products aren’t as “natural” as they may seem. They might contain, for example, one or two natural ingredients, but a whole slew of gross artificial stuff. And marketing products as “natural” isn’t the only deceptive trend in labeling that’s on the rise. Product packages have been making more and more health claims of all kinds. I recently read the back of a box of crackers that boasted having no trans fat , only to find that one of the ingredients was MSG . I think there’s good news and bad news in these developments. The bad news is that many consumers are being tricked into buying produ...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/shiny-new-food-labels.html

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