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Old 04-14-2014, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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As consumers we have to be and keep being educated about labels and marketing ploys.While in the grocery story I try to educate my kids with making shopping fun. they were surprised to find out that cereal boxes with pictures of fruit actually don't have any of that fruit.
6 Food Labels That Don't Mean What You Think They Do - ABC News
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Old 04-14-2014, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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I avoid buying anything that comes labeled, boxed, or canned.
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Old 04-14-2014, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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I avoid "No sugar added" when buying anything - it's usually code for "We've added lots of artificial sweeter."
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Old 04-14-2014, 03:33 PM
 
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my favorite is "mechanically separated meats" like on slim jims...

i saw "free range" on live lobsters .... thought it was kinda funny
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Old 04-14-2014, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Western Oregon
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Wow, who ever heard of free range lobsters?!
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Old 04-15-2014, 01:21 AM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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I despise the term "Natural"...like it means anything.
Arsenic is natural. Lead is natural. Asbestos is natural. Hemlock is natural.
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Old 04-15-2014, 01:55 AM
 
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Wow, who ever heard of free range lobsters?!
lobsters are..
organic
free range
anti-biotic free
hormone free



one store that sold lobsters last summer , did place an organic sign over the tank,,, and he swore they sold more lobsters that way- reason being,,the organic folks on vacation may not have alot to choose from to buy and eat, and they notice this word...

of course lobsters are free range and organic,,,but these are now buzz words to people who look for these words..
oh, and for welts,,they are also ALL-Natural
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Old 04-15-2014, 01:58 AM
 
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I despise the term "Natural"...like it means anything.
Arsenic is natural. Lead is natural. Asbestos is natural. Hemlock is natural.
all-natural does have meaning - by the USDA
minimally processed, with no added ingredients,
thats it,,,thats what all natural means in the usa
what most people think it means,,,might be something different..
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Old 10-13-2014, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Default Misleading food labels

This article is very interesting and it got me to thinking about whether or not i really check food labels like I should. I'm not sure I would have noticed what this man did. I do check expiration dates but now we know they aren't even accurate. I'm afraid I buy my meat by cost and only when something is on sale. Do you check labels regularly? More importantly do you even believe labels? It's all advertising to me.

Major supermarket chains changed how they label meat, surprising customers and USDA - The Washington Post
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Old 10-13-2014, 12:27 PM
 
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Always DYODD with a healthy dose of skepticism.

If I am buying something new or I notice a label or price has changed on a regular item I'm buying I'll read it over.

Do
Your
Own
Due
Diligence
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