How to understand complex food labels

If it takes patients as long to read a nutrition label as it does to sit down with a favorite book, they may need your guidance in deciphering the information. This post might help.

Mentions of genetically modified crops, MSG and health risks can make consumers shudder prior to preparing a meal or snack. What’s safe and healthy, and what language could be misleading?

Genetically modified organisms are found in 80 percent of foods in the U.S. Still, GMO labeling is not required. This infographic breaks down a variety of factors included on food labels.

In the United States, genetically modified crops include:

  • Corn

  • Sugar beets

  • Soybeans

  • Cotton

See what you can use to develop helpful content: (View a larger image) Food-Labeling-2

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