Meatless Monday

If the Food Labeling Modernization Act of 2013 becomes law, we as consumers are in for some significant changes to food packaging. The bill aims to eliminate some of the deceptive practices that dupe consumers into choosing unhealthy foods that are disguised as healthy options.

The most significant change is that nutrition labels would move from the back of the package to a standard label on the front of the package. Another change is that words like “natural” and “healthy” would have to meet certain dietary guidelines.

The bill would also require other modifications, ranging from disclosure of caffeine content to a revision of portion sizes to reflect the amount of food we typically eat, which might lead to some interesting changes.

I think this would be a great change for consumers but I wonder if it has enough political support. Only time will tell.

Source: Daily Green

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