Soon, we will all be trying to decipher new food labels. This is an attempt to battle obesity.

“I am thrilled that the FDA has finalized a new and improved Nutrition Facts label that will be on food products nationwide,” said the FLOTUS.

“This is going to make a real difference in providing families across the country the information they need to make healthy choices.”

Truthfully speaking, does anybody really turn around a can of peaches and read the label? Who bothers with the side panel of a box of Cocoa Crispies? How about a box of donuts?

We do not need a new food label to tell us we are indulging a bit. That, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with a little sugar now and then. Certainly if you wolf down the entire box of donuts there is, but it has nothing to do with a food label.

A group of scientists is taking issue with the forthcoming FDA labeling. Not only do they see the move as counter-productive, but they also say;

“Specifically, the FDA’s proposed rule revising the Nutrition Facts Label with regard to an added sugars declaration and the establishment of a dietary reference value of 10 percent lacks both the scientific rigor based on careful consideration or evidence-based reviews and a thorough appraisal of unintended consequences that will surely arise.”

The scientists also stated that, “…added sugars are not uniquely linked to obesity, cardiovascular disease or diabetes.” They believe the new labeling will confuse consumers and “lead them to make suboptimal decisions.”

Ultimately, it would be really nice if they all just step-off. We are not idiots. We won’t be confused, we don’t need the FLOTUS helping us make healthy choices. We need them to leave us alone.

Off to have a doughnut and coffee—WITH cream AND sugar.

Source: Conservative Tribune




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