Credible info eases food fears

Credible info eases food fears

Researchers discover common factors among consumers with food ingredient fears.

ALMOST daily, one can find headlines on blogs and other webpages claiming: "Ingredient X is harmful to your health."

Such warnings can scare people into avoiding ingredients without actually knowing the facts, according to Dr. Brian Wansink with Cornell University's Food & Brand Lab.

This can lead to fears about food ingredients such as sugar, fat, sodium, high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), monosodium glutamate, lean finel

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