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Fixing expiration dates on food labels will reduce food waste

Washington - The supermarket aisle is a complicated journey through a dense forest of "best by," "use by," "sell by," and other "bys." This confusing labeling system currently in use in the U.S. needs an overhaul, and for a number of reasons.

Green Thumbs Up: What do food labels really tell us about bread?

As consumers, it is important that we educate ourselves in what constitutes a healthy food. While we depend on labels to guide us, we don't want to be fooled, either.That's why learning what the words that lure us to a particular product mean.

Green Thumbs Up: The difference between natural and organic

Labels on food products, like GMO, natural, and organic, can be confusing, especially when there may not be a definite set of criteria manufacturers have to follow. While the FDA and USDA do have regulations governing some labeling, it isn't that simple.

How Much Should You Trust Food Labels?

Food labeling is under the cross hairs again as a New Zealand case sparked the government watchdog to draft new legislation on the issue. It’s a topic that should hit close to home — product claims are not always what they seem.
 

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The U.S. FDA wants to make it easier for consumers to use nutrition labels to make quick  informed f...
The U.S. FDA wants to make it easier for consumers to use nutrition labels to make quick, informed food choices that contribute to a healthy diet.
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A product labeled as being a  natural  food.
A product labeled as being a "natural" food.
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A product with an organic label.
A product with an organic label.
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Food label dates tell us different things about the products we buy.
Food label dates tell us different things about the products we buy.
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