Labeling: Organic, Local, and Genetically Modified

Food labels include contents, source, weights and measures, safety warnings, nutrition counsel, price, and other pertinent information. Labels facilitate food commerce by identifying contents, providing recognizable units of weights and measures, and specifying price. Labels protect consumers by providing product information and assurance certifications that increase consumer confidence in the integrity, safety, and wholesomeness of food products. Food labeling is connected to branding, a marketing strategy that tries to develop an image for a food product. Food labels date at least to the Bronze Age, where they usually identified the contents and the source of the product, such as a palace or a temple. Government agencies are often involved in the labeling of food. Food labeling in the United States today has political overtones, for ...

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