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Melanie Wong | Jun 28, 202109:59 AM    

"...What information is required on food labels? Who regulates food labels? And why are food labels important? Although most of us encounter food packaging on a daily basis, many of us struggle to sort through the facts behind the myriad stamps, certifications, and health claims on food labels. Created by the research team at Vermont Law School’s Center for Agriculture and Food Systems, this website aims to break down the law of food labels and empower consumers to take charge of their food purchasing decisions.

Food labeling laws are also changing quickly. New food labels for bioengineered foods will be required starting in 2022. A new industry around plant-based proteins and cultured meats is booming, raising questions around the legal definitions of milk and meat. Meanwhile, the legal landscape surrounding labels for food like “organic,” “grass fed,” “natural,” and various animal welfare certifications continues to evolve..."

How to Read Food Labels Claims on Food Labels Explained

Understand food labels and the laws behind them. Learn how to read food labels for healthy eating, sustainability, animal welfare, and more.

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