Transparency key in decision to label modified ingredients

ITHACA, N.Y. – Take a look at any food label and there’s a good chance all design elements, from the color palette to the smallest detail, were meticulously chosen. Now, amid public debate about whether food companies should list genetically modified (GM) ingredients on their labels, that same deliberative process may be crucial to the […]

Food labels nudge diners to eat healthier

ITHACA, N.Y. – A Cornell study of food labels in dining halls shows that when people know the calories and fat content in foods, they lean toward healthier fare. Despite municipal and federal legislation in the pipelines for large restaurants and dining facilities to put labels on their foods, there was very little hard data […]

Demand for details on food labels includes the good – and the bad

ITHACA, N.Y. – It’s no surprise that labels are becoming the “go to” place when people have questions about how food is produced. But new Cornell University research finds that consumers crave more information, especially for the potentially harmful ingredients that aren’t included in the product. The laboratory study of 351 shoppers found consumers willing […]