France’s Next Culinary Triumph: Better Food Labels

If only people could tell at a glance the nutritional content of the food they buy and eat, they could easily improve their diets. Obesity and diet-related health problems of all kinds would fall significantly. Or they would, public health officials believe, if a perfectly clear and simple food label could be devised. But is there a better way? France aims to find out — by experimenting with four new color-coded labels.

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