Beetle Juice

They pushed for nutrition labeling on food. And they put out exposesabout movie theater popcorn and Chinese food. Now, theCenter for Science in the Public Interest is at it again. This timethey’re taking on beetles – or at least, a food coloring made from thebugs. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium’s Wendy Nelson reports:

Guide Educates Consumers on Food Additives

Americans are eating more and more processed foods. And that means that food labels are getting longer, as manufacturers add new ingredients to their products. But labels may not tell consumers much about those additives or how much the food was processed. To help educate themselves, consumers can now turn to a new guide to food ingredients. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium’s Steve Frenkel has more: