Food products and their one-sided food descriptions

Food products and their one-sided food descriptions

Food products and their one-sided food descriptions

A lot of people feel good when they read the nutritional information on the back of their food products: “Unleashes the power of Avocados”, “Helps reduce the Risk of cancer”, “All natural with no added ingredients.”  These phrases sound nice and can really give your day a boost.  However, when you read the benefits of eating a certain food product, you have to bear in mind.  That out of the thousands of things the company could have said about their product; those were the best.

I think it should be federal law that if a company advertises the advantages of eating their product on the back of the box, that they should also have to include the disadvantages of eating their product.  Examples of some disadvantages of eating some foods are: “Hinders Growth”, “May cause puking”, “Product is a by-product”, “If you eat more than five servings of product within a 24 hour period please consult a physician.”    If the bad and the good information are both included on the back of the box; then it will help people better gauge the cost benefit relationship of buying the food product.  “It’s $2.89, increases my eyesight, but animals experienced side effects during testing.”   “It’s $3.74, has 135 percent of my daily required Vitamin C per serving, but it says it may cause dizziness.” 

If companies don’t want to include the disadvantages of eating their product with the advantages, then I think it is fair that companies only included mediocre or neutral information on the back of the box like: “Contains Food”, “Food transported by truck”, or “Food”.

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