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December 3, 2007

More food rating systems. And more. And more.

From the New York Times:

Is It Healthy? Food Rating Systems Battle It Out, by Andrew Martin

. . . Within months, shoppers across the country may find numerical ratings, star ratings or letter grades plastered on the shelf next to virtually every product in a store. . . .

But consumer advocates worry that the sudden flurry of rating systems could add to shopper confusion, not ameliorate it, at least until one of the systems wins out and becomes a national standard. Moreover, determining what foods are healthier is as much art as science, requiring judgment about how much value to attach to various scientific findings about diet and health.

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One should beware of ONQI for two reasons: its very simplicity, and the fact that it is a proprietary system.

More here: http://blog.identitycommerce.com/index.php/2007/12/20/beware-food-rating-systems/

Posted by: Nick DiGiacomo | Dec 20, 2007 10:27:29 AM

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