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FDA to Update US Food Labels for First Time in 21 Years

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January 24, 2014
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The FDA says since the current labels were imposed in 1993, "new scientific evidence, consumption data, and consumer research has become available."


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TheStreet (Feb. 26, 2014) — Prices may be higher at organic food stores, but that won't slow growth at natural food sellers like Whole Foods and Sprouts, says Joe Dobrow, author of "Natural Prophets". The natural products industry has grown to over $100 billion in the past 25 years as Americans have learned to appreciate the value of healthy eating, says Dobrow. He also says the major food companies like Mondelez and Nestle are joining in the trend by buying successful natural food operators and growing their brands while letting them keep their values. Video provided by TheStreet
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Alcoholic Drinks In The E.U. Could Get Calorie Labels

Alcoholic Drinks In The E.U. Could Get Calorie Labels

Newsy (Oct. 31, 2014) — A health group in the United Kingdom has called for mandatory calorie labels on alcoholic beverages in the European Union. Video provided by Newsy
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FDA to Update Mercury-Safe Seafood Guidance

FDA to Update Mercury-Safe Seafood Guidance

AP (May 30, 2014) — In an interview with the Associated Press, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg says the agency soon will update guidance for pregnant women on the appropriate levels of mercury in seafood but won't require mercury labeling. (May 30) Video provided by AP
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Global Statistic: Food Waste

Global Statistic: Food Waste

Deutsche Welle (Aug. 30, 2011) — According to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization, a third of the world's food production ends up going to waste. Consumers also purchase far more food than they actually need.
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