Perspectives on Food Labeling

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Perspectives on Food Labeling
Food companies should never be allowed to control the content of what is listed on food labels. Even with existing laws, food companies still manage to push the limits of how little they disclose. This practice of withholding information only cements the premise that food companies are inherently duplicitous.
Food labeling is required for most prepared foods, such as breads, cereals, canned and frozen foods, snacks, desserts, drinks, etc. However, the amount of regulation which goes into verifying the authenticity of what is listed for each ingredient is scant at best. Recent news which shocked the nation pertained to how companies in China were putting copious amounts of adulterated ingredients in a plethora...
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.....nts and they will do everything in their
power to try and minimize the amount of truth that goes into the labeling of their products.
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