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Shoppers say they want simpler information to help them figure out which foods are healthy. But a one-size-fits-all solution may not work. asiseeit/Getty Images hide caption

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Harvey Washington Wiley was instrumental in bringing about regulations to boost sanitation and decrease food adulteration. Historical/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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How A 19th Century Chemist Took On The Food Industry With A Grisly Experiment

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The USDA has released several options for what the labels might look like. Department of Agriculture hide caption

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USDA Unveils Prototypes For GMO Food Labels, And They're ... Confusing

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Carrageenan is an extract derived from seaweeds like these harvested off Hingutanan Island, Bien Unido, Bohol, Philippines. Farley Baricuatro/Getty Images hide caption

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