TEDxManhattan Talk: Urvashi Rangan “From Fables to Labels”

In light of the recent food labeling crisis in Europe (and our upcoming book read–when you preserve food yourself, you know what’s actually in it!), we thought we’d share this interesting and informative lecture about food labeling in the US by Urvashi Rangan, Director – Consumer Safety and Sustainability Group at Consumers Union:

Synopsis from the website:

“In this video, 10 different food labels, including “natural,” “fresh,” “free range,” and other widely used labels–are critiqued by Urvashi Rangan, Ph.D., who leads the Consumer Safety and Sustainability Group for Consumer Reports.

Rangan joined Consumers Union in 1999 and developed a website, called Eco-labels, to evaluate environmental claims on food and other product labels. Now this databased content is part of GreenerChoices.org and also is available as an iPhone and iPad app.”

To watch the video, click here.

To learn more about labeling to safety to nutrition from her website, click here.

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