Who else wants to discover how to shop for food items? We are lead blind folded around in stores! Reading food labels, the print is so small, you need more than just reading glasses. Only one look at the fine print and most people give up. Labels are also not transparent enough to get the full message and information we should have.
No Information at all!
Some of the imported goods have no or misleading information. Imported garlic is one example: Fumigated with methyl bromide to kill bugs, bleached with chlorine to make it look white, treated with growth retardant to stop sprouting and cold stored for up to a year. There are no labels on that product regards any treatment procedures or ingredients; consumers are not informed about it. Knowing this: Would you want to buy this garlic?
Would You Like To Know About This One?
From every perspective there has been this failure by most western governments to bring in and uphold a strict labelling law on food packaging. Some government food administration departments are just sitting back, twisting their thumbs while food manufacturers are putting on labels what suits them best. Regarding to this instant most national or international mandatory labelling laws simply don't work.
Not Being Told What We Should Know!
It surprises many of the public to learn that we are actually alone in declaring it a criminal offence for manufacturers and retailers not to label food packaging correctly and honestly. The laws about labelling have to become more stringent and reinforced by strict guidelines to make it possible for us to know what we are getting when purchasing food.
The deterrent effect of mandatory labelling, exposed by failure of government's legislation and yet, it has become one of our health problems and strong increase in illness across the western world.
Experts agree that correct food labelling would have a positive health benefit and reduction of cost for government health systems. There are many arguments in favour of labelling laws that need improvement and strong support by more lobbying groups.
Sadly there is considerably lack of evidence for governments to enforce the law for safety and health benefits for the consumer.
Knowing What We Buy!
Exploring the health benefits of food is the first step in correcting the diet for better health; this is hardly possible under the present labelling laws. The health effects about ingredients in the food we buy must concern anyone, not knowing what actually we are buying.
All of this is not only confined to food products. There are hundreds of household items as well from personal care, toiletries and toothpaste to beverages. The so-called everyday household goods can provoke allergies, irritation, skin rash and other health hazards.