Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A Real Stunner

Government and food labels and advertising - a literal witches' brew.

They may need to do more of that kind of moving. On Oct. 15, Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut's attorney general, announced that he is launching an investigation into whether the "Smart Choices" label violates his state's consumer-protection laws. "What's so 'smart' about Froot Loops?" he asked at a press conference. If the label is found to be misleading, it will need to be changed, he said.
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This one is way out there.  I would love to see that court battle as each cites the absurd variety of "studies" out there trying to prove their case.  There's yet to be a serious government agency that will declare that sugar is harmful, so good luck to the AG.  It's bizzaroworld and has been ever since the federal government dipped its toe into the nutrition world, rendering an opinion of what is good for you and what is bad not with a coherent model, and not with scientific proof, but after a series of conflicting testimonies that left the observers confused.  Of course, that didn't stop the geniuses running our government from rendering an opinion.  After all, the people needed their help!

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