My Dream Food Label Analysis

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As people start to realize that what is on their food labels aren’t as beneficial as they claim to be, they start thinking about what is in food labels and how it would impact the world. In their quest to find what is really in food labels, people begin to think about how food companies should make it so what is on the food label tells if the food is healthy and if everyone involved was well taken care of in the production of the product.
In the article, “Natural” On Food Labels? Ain’t Necessarily So…” by Marion Nestle, she talks about how the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) defines natural when they say, “From a food science perspective, it is difficult to define a food product that is 'natural ' because the food has probably been processed and is no longer the product of the earth. That said, the
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I hope that there is a large amount of people who do. What if you could see whether what you are eating is good for you at just a glance? Mark Bittman has proposed an idea of a new food label in his article, “My Dream Food Label.” In it, he talks about how his idea should look like when he says, “Even the simplest information-a red, yellow, or green “traffic light” for example—would encourage customers to make healthier choices. That might help counter obesity, a problem all but the most cynical agree is closely related to the consumption of junk food” (Mark Bittman, 1). In this quote he is saying that if there was a difference on the labels of food, there might be more people who would start to eat the foods that are healthier for them. I agree that what is on food labels should be different since many people still believe that the information on the food label is really true about the food. If Mark Bittman is right when he talks about how putting on information like a “traffic light,” as I think he is, then we should look more into his idea and start making it a

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