FOOD Food packaging isn’t just the shell that protects or contains a product. It’s a powerful miniature billboard—a tool that food producers use to reel in customers. It’s also a document, of sorts, that conveys how a food was produced and whether the government has overseen that process. The problem for consumers? Knowing the difference. (Nat Geo’s The Plate blog) Use our resources, including interactives, … Continue reading An Eater’s Guide to Food Labels
FOOD When you bite into a Thin Mint, you probably aren’t wondering where it comes from. (The Girl Scouts, of course.) But wait . . . there are two very different Thin Mints: One is crunchier, more minty. The other is richer with a smooth chocolate coating. Where you buy determines which ones you get. (Los Angeles Times) Can you think of other foods that … Continue reading Would a Samoa by any other Name Be as Sweet?