Most individuals do not have the habit of checking labels before purchasing. They are not aware of what harmful substances they may be consuming. Some products mislead consumers with the faulty food labels.
This infographic reveals true facts about labelling of food items.
Many developments in biotechnology have lead to GMOs, the genetically modified crops which are used in food industry. The main objective of GMOs is to develop seeds and plants that are resistant to some insects and also to grow them in environments with least favorable conditions.
GMOs have been a controversial subject for long time, but there are reasonable arguments from both the sides. US does not enforce GMO labelling.
Nearly 80% packaged foods contain GMO ingredients.
Environmental concerns due to the use of GMOs include effects on beneficial insects, potential development of new pathogens, decrease of crop rotation practice. GMOs are likely to be found in soft drinks, chocolate, ice creams, soups, baked items, etc.
MSG is used for flavoring and it increases food craving. There could be possible short-term effects of MSGs. You should check for calories, total fat, cholesterol, sodium, dietary fiber and daily percentage value.