Anyone who has been on a strict diet can attest to how nutrition fact labels on packaged foods and drinks are problematic. The serving sizes are often unrealistic, the carbohydrates and fats are not broken down clearly and there is a bunch of useless information about obscure vitamins that nobody needs to know. All of the above is going to change. The FDA released new labeling requirements last Friday. Vendors have until July 2018 to comply.
The new FDA labeling policy on packaged foods has really pissed off The Sugar Association. They made this statement:
“The extraordinary contradictions and irregularities, as well as the lack of scientific justification in this rulemaking process are unprecedented for the FDA”
One of the core tenants of biohacking is dietary related. Having more relevant information on the nutrition facts labels should make product comparison decisions significantly easier.
Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.
Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!
Learn resistor values with Mho’s Resistance or get the best electronics calculator for engineers “Circuit Playground” – Adafruit’s Apps!
Maker Business — MakerBot’s technology of the future grapples with its rocky past
Wearables — Glue thoughts
Electronics — Check out this shorthand shortcut
Biohacking — Take a Tour of the Alcor Cryonics Facility
No comments yet.
Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.