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Alcohol: How it all adds up

Wine. Beer. Wine cooler. Cocktail. Mixed drink. Different kinds of drinks, different amounts of alcohol, right? Wrong!

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Think you're eating fruit? Think again

Think you're eating fruit? Think againNCL is calling on the feds to investigate a new food ingredient that's being sold to food manufacturers as a “sweetened dried cranberry” but actually contains more sugar than fruit and is made from cranberry skins – not whole cranberries.

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Here's to alcohol labeling

IMGAlcohol is alcohol, no matter what you drink. A standard serving of beer, wine, and spirits contain essentially the same amounts of alcohol, and it affects your body the same way. For 30 years, the National Consumers League has called for the federal government to require standardized and complete labeling information on beer, wine and distilled spirits products. Here's why.

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