View Poll Results: will new food labeling change or help your food picks??

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  • yes, it's much clearer, i'll be able to watch my nutrition easily

    7 16.28%
  • yes: previously i hadn't looked at food labels

    1 2.33%
  • no - I don't care what the label says, it doesn't influence my diet

    10 23.26%
  • no: I already look at food labels, and this isn't going to change my diet

    27 62.79%
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    Re: will new food labels chage your eating habits?

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    Exactly, they are simply moving the focus. Processed foods will continue to contain unpronounceable crap that isn't food and isn't good for you. Now they just going to focus more on calories and serving size.
    I think the value of fat content has been brought into question by some studies, and that it isn't as bad for you as first thought. My philosophy is generally that everything in moderation, excluding poisons and death of course.
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    Re: will new food labels chage your eating habits?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I think the value of fat content has been brought into question by some studies, and that it isn't as bad for you as first thought. My philosophy is generally that everything in moderation, excluding poisons and death of course.
    I've been eating a Paleo/Primal diet for a while now. I've read the same thing about fat content and I hope it is correct. I hear you about avoiding death. Death has been know to kill people.










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    Re: will new food labels chage your eating habits?

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    I've been eating a Paleo/Primal diet for a while now. I've read the same thing about fat content and I hope it is correct. I hear you about avoiding death. Death has been know to kill people.
    I don't know about the Paleo diet because I think there's a assumption that somehow those people were healthier than us, because our bodies were designed to eat that food. Considering that humans are omnivores, I'm not so sure about that.
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    Re: will new food labels chage your eating habits?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I don't know about the Paleo diet because I think there's a assumption that somehow those people were healthier than us, because our bodies were designed to eat that food. Considering that humans are omnivores, I'm not so sure about that.
    Vegetables are bout a third of what I eat everyday, often more than a third. I do not eat grains or legumes. I do eat eggs, but no milk or cheese. I don't eat high carb plants or fruits.










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    Re: will new food labels chage your eating habits?

    Didn't the primal diet, paleo diet, whatever you call the foods eaten by primitive man, include a lot of six legged foods?

    Maybe that's the key. Grasshoppers, ants, and termites.
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    Re: will new food labels chage your eating habits?

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    Vegetables are bout a third of what I eat everyday, often more than a third. I do not eat grains or legumes. I do eat eggs, but no milk or cheese. I don't eat high carb plants or fruits.
    So nothing fermented?
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    Re: will new food labels chage your eating habits?

    Quote Originally Posted by annata View Post
    Calorie counts would appear in larger, bolder type, and consumers would know for the first time whether foods have added sugars.

    Under the Obama administration's plan, labels would also feature more realistic descriptions of a serving.
    Under the plans, a 20oz (0.5kg) container of soda would count as one serving, rather than 2.5 servings, as it is currently.

    The serving size listed on ice cream cartons, currently half a cup, would increase to one cup.
    The food label revisions would also include mandatory potassium and vitamin D amounts.

    BBC News - Michelle Obama promotes plan for food label overhaul
    Any revision to nutrition labels to make them simpler is good, however it's not enough. They need to completely overhaul the "servings" asshattery that in so many cases can only be used to confuse, like where there are 3.5 servings, each serving contains 210 calories and a serving is 2oz. Cause, you know, I always bring my gram scale to the supermarket with me. Good thing there's at least a calculator on my smart phone.

    I definitely approve of the calorie labels at an increasing number of restaurants as well. The crap they pull on the calorie counts is enormous, such as a rice a roni dish being 750 calories, which they don't tell you is before they add the meat and sauce to it. Nonetheless it's nice to know what neighborhood of calories you're at least walking into, which guided me toward select meals the last time I went to a restaurant.

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    Re: will new food labels chage your eating habits?

    I voted Yes, because the new requirements will cause prices to increase, thereby
    changing my choices some.
    The report I saw said this change would cost the food industry $2 Billion,
    Does any one think they will eat that cost? (subtle pun)

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    Re: will new food labels chage your eating habits?

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    I voted Yes, because the new requirements will cause prices to increase, thereby
    changing my choices some.
    The report I saw said this change would cost the food industry $2 Billion,
    Does any one think they will eat that cost? (subtle pun)
    Does that mean $2 billion more than the old labels, or just $2 billion for printing all those labels? Why should the new labels cost any more than the old ones?
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    Re: will new food labels chage your eating habits?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Does that mean $2 billion more than the old labels, or just $2 billion for printing all those labels? Why should the new labels cost any more than the old ones?
    They just said that on the news, I would guess retooling.

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