We ran a very informal survey on the Fooducate Facebook Page yesterday asking the community
What food product or ingredient(s) would you like to see gone for good in 2013?
After reading through several hundred responses here are the top 5:
- High Fructose Corn Syrup
- Aspartame and other artificial sweeteners
- Artificial Dyes
- Trans fats from partially hydrogenated oils
And here is some choice feedback a few of you gave us on what you want to see gone in 2013:
Theresa: DECEITFUL Labeling…. Some people are fooled by the front of the pkg and don’t think to actually read the ingredients list!!!!!
Claire: Anything a non-scientist can’t easily pronounce. As an educated adult I shouldn’t have to sound out words!
Susan: I’d like a return to the old US labeling regs, under which (for example) mayonnaise was BY DEFINITION made from egg, oil, and lemon juice; a white condiment made from water, vinegar, high-fructose corn syrup, and chemical stabilizers was, and by law had to be labeled as, IMITATION mayonnaise. Similarly, sour cream was made FROM CREAM, and the stuff that today can be labeled “fat-free sour cream” (while containing no cream) had to be called what it is: sour cream SUBSTITUTE.
Now tell us, what is one food or ingredient you’d like to see a lot more of in 2013?