At a meeting of the American Heart Association yesterday, data was presented that indicates there are high levels of sodium in packaged food made for toddlers.
I've gotten flack about this column for my stance that food should bear clear and obvious labels that show nutritional and artificial-sweetener data. The most common argument put forth by critics is that it shouldn't be the companies' responsibility to come up with such labels, but rather consumers should research the products they consume and inform themselves about what they are putting into their bodies. It's just not that black-and-white.
The fact remains that not everyone in this country is equal. Some people do not have Internet access. Some people cannot read. Yes, as much as we are conditioned to think we are all the same, we simply are not. Some of us have easier access to information and no trouble comprehending that information. That is not true of everyone.More »