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Vox Pop: How much do you want to know about your food?

We are constantly told that we are an unhealthy nation, with obesity on an alarming rise.

The FSA has been pushing for a more transparent labelling of food packaging for the past ten years, with figures showing that consumers themselves would like to know more about what is in their food. They have recommended a colour-coded ‘traffic light’ system, which indicates at a glance how healthy something is.

As of yet, the food industry has managed to block attempts to make the labelling system compulsory. They feel they should have the right to disclose nutritional information as they please, in a way that will not damage sales.

Most of the big supermarkets including Tesco, Asda, Marks and Spencer already display their nutritional information.


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