Jeremy Julian

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Food Labeling Legislation

September 1, 2015

Few restaurateurs and even fewer consumers know about the behind-the-scenes battles that affect food labeling. From the calorie count of your morning coffee shop fix to the shrink-wrapped meat at the grocery store, interest groups are fighting to define what information consumers should have and why. Two movements have held the food labeling spotlight in recent years – those in favor of adding calorie counts to menus, and those who want labels on genetically modified food (GMOs). One movement has been successful, the other less so, and the reasons why might surprise you. Food Labeling Legislation Calorie Counts Calorie count laws compel chain restaurants and other places that serve food to display the estimated caloric total for each menu item. These requirements, which are designed to ‘nudge’ consumersContinue Reading …

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