Improving food labels, as planned by the USFDA and much in the news over the past week or so, is a welcome thing. But I do think we have cause to wonder if all the fanfare and media hype are really warranted. When all is said and done, what improvements are in the works, and how much will they really matter?
Who's going to hold your hand through yet another burnt batch of crepes and tell you to keep at it until you get 'em right?
If you find labels, health claims and dietary advice confusing, you're not alone. Every day it seems as though there's a new study out touting the benefits of eschewing dairy or taking vitamins, only to be trumped by yet a more recent news story that contradicts these directives. What to do?
My culinary "handicap" eventually became a joke among my closest friends.
As long we impart to nutrition the mediagenic volatility associated with the weather, we can all but guarantee that our understanding of what is good for us will remain very much clouded over. There will also be a very high chance of us acting like meatheads -- and being fed a steady diet of headlines accordingly.
Michelle Obama unveiled a series of proposed changes to the food label last Thursday. These changes, she said, will help consumers make better, more informed decisions.
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It's not only wine, fish, coffee and vitamins where confusion reigns. We all have our nutritional issues that bamboozle and leave the most health conscious among us wanting answers.
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The impetus for change is to make nutritional information easier to understand, so that consumers can pick up products on the grocery shelf and easily determine if it's a good choice for themselves and their family. However, nutrition labeling is tricky for a variety of reasons.
These changes are undoubtedly a victory for health advocates. As First Lady Michelle Obama put it: "This is a big deal, and it's going to make a big difference for families all across this country." They could also create a crisis for the food industry.
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But of course you see the problem. We are just picking poisons here. If we replace one way of eating badly with another and don't show health gains, does it prove that the first way of eating badly wasn't bad? No, it just shows that we have many flavors of poisons from which to choose.