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FDA’s Proposed Changes to Nutrition Label Draws Widespread Attention

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  • The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing updates to the nutritional labels on processed foods and drinks
  • Packages that could be consumed in either one or multiple sittings will have to bear a “dual column” label, showing the nutrient information “per serving” and “per package,” side-by-side
  • Other proposed changes include the addition of “added sugars,” and suggested daily values (DV) for vitamin D and potassium, while DV for vitamins A and C would be removed
  • According to First Lady Michelle Obama, the guiding principle for the changes is to make it as easy as possible for you to check the label and “be able to tell whether it’s good for your family”
  • This is exactly why Americans want genetically engineered (GE) ingredients to be listed on the labeled as well. Identifying GE ingredients may be one of the most important factors for assessing wholesomeness

By Dr. Mercola

Have you ever grabbed a snack, looked at the list of ingredients, and thought, "Oh that's not so bad," only to later realize you actually just ate eight times the amount of sugar and calories you thought you were eating?

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