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Leaders looking to curb soda consumption in anti-obesity efforts

Clear cup filled to brim with sugar cubes and white drinking strawLocalities across the country are starting to take action to make consuming large quantities of sugar-laden sodas a little more difficult for consumers. What do you think? Read on.

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Happy birthday to two hallmark food safety laws

Birthday candles on a cakeThis week marks the 106th anniversary of the passage of the Pure Food and Drugs Act and the Federal Meat Inspection Act, two landmark pieces of consumer based legislation which established the modern food protection system as we know it. Without these two important pieces of legislation, our food system in this country would be virtually unrecognizable.

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Calling FDA attention to wacky grocery nutritional labeling system

Image of tortilla chips on shelves In May, NCL filed a formal complaint with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about a nutritional scoring system - used in 1,600 stores nationwide - that gives snack chips, soft drinks, and desserts scores as high as or higher than some canned fruits and vegetables.

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