Many countries are adopting simple, interpretive front-of-package nutrition labeling systems, but the U.S. is lagging behind.
Chain restaurants are now required to post calorie counts for their menu items, and make additional nutrition info available upon request.
Alcoholic beverages should have calorie, ingredient, and serving information just like all other beverages!
Grassroots activists at the state and local level are building support for food labeling policies to support health.
The food industry uses marketing claims to create the illusion of healthfulness for packaged foods regardless of how healthy they truly are.
Consumers deserve to know what’s in their food, and it’s currently far too difficult to tell whether certain ingredients are present.
Consumers have gotten the message: There are unsafe and poorly tested chemicals in everyday foods and beverages. As concern grows, shoppers are increasingly demanding foods and beverages that are free from concerning additives.
Companies have responded to these consumer demands by offering “clean label” foods. But because industry’s clean labels campaigns are not always centered around safety, consumers are confused about what “clean label” means.