Of course, traffic light labels are a big simplification. There’s some concern that they have been implemented in a way which unfairly discriminates against the so-called ‘Mediterranean Diet’. It’s increasingly becoming clear that sugar and salt are the big problems in our diet, and that fat is relatively harmless, and if the labels don’t reflect that, they could be actively harmful.
Of course, it’s a bit academic for those of us in the USA anyway — given the relatively high degree of control food corporations have over the FDA, I don’t plan to hold my breath waiting for traffic light labels here. © mathew 2017
© mathew 2017