Monday, March 11, 2013

Ingredients and the Food Industry

This well-prepared video talks about what the food industry can do to improve public health--but since they have no incentive to do so, what we can watch for on labeling and how we can make better decisions.

We've also noticed this kind of thing with our Find Hidden Candy experiment. Gummi fruit snacks are practically indistinguishable from gummi worms, except that they have more vitamins; "healthy" cereals can contain 20-30% sugar (while sugary cereals can contain more than 50% sugar); and one bottle of orange soda has as much sugar as 22 peppermint Lifesavers. Hidden candy, for sure!

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