Food Labeling

Congress is considering a new bill that requires fast-food chains to post nutrition labels. Another law mandates country-of-origin labeling on many food products. Labels are supposed help you make a smart decision about what you eat. Do they help you? Join host Neal Conan and guests for a discussion.


Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA)
*Sponsored the Menu Education and Labeling Act in the Senate

Steven Anderson
*President and CEO of the National Restaurant Association

Julie Caswell
*Professor of resource economics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Rudy Nayga
Professor in the department of agricultural economics at Texas A&M University

Robert Mayer
*Professor in the department of family and consumer studies at the University of Utah

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