In the early 1990′s Congress enacted the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act (NLEA), which gave the FDA power to require food manufacturers to label product with nutrition and ingredient information.
The law was enacted in order to better inform consumers what is in foods, so that they can make better choices. In the 20 years since, this assumption been proven wrong – we are fatter and sicker than ever.
And nothing like a witty comic strip to prove the point:
(Thanks David, for alerting us to this sad commentary on the state of our food system.)