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Introduction to Food Labels: What Do They Mean?

Ashley Newhall

This post does should not be construed as legal advice

Country-of-origin labeling, genetically engineered food, all natural. If you have been to the grocery store or watched the news lately, you are sure to have heard or seen these terms.  Are you confused as to what they mean or if they mean anything at all? You are not alone.  Today I will cover a general overview of food labeling in the United States.  Since there are an abundance of labels (whole grain, gluten free, and many others) I will unfortunately not cover every labeling issue but only a few in order to paint a picture as to what is going on in food policy presently. 

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