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Decoding Food Labels


Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, eco-friendly, food labels, protection )

Cher Away
- 300 days ago - greenlivingonline.com
What do food buzzwords like "organic" and "free-range" really mean?



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Amy Fisher (11)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 7:36 am
I would like to see more transparency in food labeling. Food companies that have detailed lists of their ingredients on the packaging do so only voluntarily. They can only list "natural flavors" or "artificial flavors" but not list exactly what is in them. They list common allergens, but not necessarily uncommon ones. Somebody could be allergic to something not listed in the ingredients because the allergen is simply a "natural flavor".
 

Peggy A. (0)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 7:37 am
noted
 

Janelle Seabock (0)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 7:45 am
Agreeing with Amy Fisher, transparency is sorely needed.
 

Ed V. (170)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 11:57 am
Noted
 

Birgit W. (144)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 1:09 pm
Very good question, and do we really get what we think we are buying?
 

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Wednesday October 23, 2013, 2:50 pm


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Heidi Aubrey (5)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 8:15 pm
These are primarily directed to Canadian laws. I live in the U.S.
 

Terre P. (0)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 10:07 pm
It's good to finally read something here that is Canadian, so thanks for the posting. I learned a few more distinctions to keep in mind when reading labels.
 

Aaron Bouchard (126)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 1:51 am
noted thanks
 

Manuela Annofsky (88)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 2:25 am
Danke für diesen Beitrag
 

Karen Chestney (106)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 7:17 pm
Thanks for sharing... Not much help since I buy my food in Washington State.
 

Dotti Lydon (116)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 10:23 pm
Karen, I live in Seattle. My ballot is marked YES on Initiative 522 for labeling of GMO foods.
 

Franshisca Dearmas (91)
Friday October 25, 2013, 8:56 am
Good posting. TY Cher
 

jay way (43)
Monday October 28, 2013, 4:39 am
THANKYOU FOR POSTING, Not for me as I grow my food luckily.

 
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