Sunday, January 1, 2006

Nutrition facts are sometimes useless

It's great that foods are required to come with nutrition facts printed on them in a standard form, but sometimes that information is just useless. I'm reasonably certain that a glass of apple juice is better for you than a can of Mountain Dew, but if you just look at the nutrition facts, they're basically the same. The nutrition facts for orange juice are basically the same as Mountain Dew Fortified with Vitamin C. Does the FDA not know what the good things are in those juices? Shouldn't they be on the label?

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