A report just out from the European Union explains why food companies so strongly oppose traffic light systems for labeling food products. Consumers interpret red lights as meaning “don’t eat me.” Here is how the U.K. Food Safety Authority is using traffic lights. Compare this to the check mark system preferred by the food industry.
Next public appearance
New Directions in the Fight Against Hunger and Malnutrition: A Festschrift in Honor of Per Pinstrup-Anderson. Cornell University, Statler Hotel Amphitheater. The conference begins at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast and ends with a reception the following day with remarks by professor Pinstrup-Anderson at 2:25 p.m.
My joint contribution with Malden Nesheim is from 1:40-2:00 p.m. on “the internationalization of the obesity epidemic: the case of sugar-sweetened sodas.”