Thursday, July 29, 2010

Nutritional Facts

I've always found it ironic that a "nutritional facts" label appears on edible products (I hesitate to call them "food" products) when they have little or no nutritional value. Unless a fatty, sugar rush counts as nutrition and nobody told me. It doesn't, does it? Just checking.

The problems with these labels is that they are too technical. In addition to the grams and percentages, there should a overall numeric rating. A zero means, "You will die very happy within an hour," a five means, "It's good for you unless you over do it, then you will die very happy within an hour," and a ten means, "It's good for you, eat as much as you want." For the humour impaired, I'm being very silly but that doesn't make it a bad idea.

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