Scientists: Michelle Obama’s nutrition facts label not based on science

by Washington Free Beacon |  |  published on May 23, 2016

A controversial regulation to update the nutrition facts label that is part of the first lady’s Let’s Move push was finalized by the Food and Drug Administration on Friday, and scientists are warning the new label is not based on sound science.

The changes to the nutrition facts label, which first lady Michelle Obama will announce Friday when she speaks at the Let’s Move-aligned Partnership for a Healthier America, requires food manufacturers to list added sugars, which scientists say lacks “scientific rigor.” The label will also cost companies at least $640 million to update, and a net social cost of $1.4 billion.

“I am thrilled that the FDA has finalized a new and improved Nutrition Facts label that will be on food products nationwide,” Mrs. Obama said in a statement. “This is going to make a real difference in providing families across the country the information they need to make healthy choices.”

In her remarks, Mrs. Obama called the added sugar change to the label the “most important of all.”

The regulation requires calorie amounts to be larger, and companies will have two years to begin including “added sugars” in order to “help consumers know how much sugar is added to the product during the processing of foods,” the White House said.

  • Smitch

    My God! Look at the size of Cheetah’s mouth! When did Apes start eating like that?

  • The Redhawk

    SASQUATCH of the WHITE MOSQUE has as much “SCIENTIFIC ” Education as the “CLIMATE CHANGE” idiots that she and BHOZO believe in……ZERO.. she was even DISBARRED for being a CROOK….. But hen she IS FROM SOUTH CHICAGO……

  • Larry J. Overfield

    I don’t believe MO was elected to any office. She has just cost the American people over one billion dollars. Because I do not want to be put in the same category as the president and his wife, or any of the Trumpsters I will refrain from using any of the language that is whirling around in my head right now.

  • Richard Bagenstose

    no patrick, we have a man dressing like a women ,that’s why they want men to use the ladies room , so he can finally use the ladies room, as for the labels , it’s just another way to put more american businesses out of business, just like the 15 dollar minum wage , put’s people out of work , anything that hurts americans they will cram it down your throat

  • democrat CockRoach

    Well now she’s saying a serving is the entire bottle even if it is a 16-oz drink. Everyone knows a REAL serving has 8 ounces.
    And then if the next bottle you drink has 12 ounces, well that’s now a serving too (instead of 1-1/2). DUMB

  • Phil Esposito

    Hey She-man, who the hell elected you? Keep your fricking nose out of our lives. Go bone Obozo and pound sand.

  • LeonS9671

    I am not for the Obama’s or Hillary and the Socialist Communist Regime in Office. Let’s make sure Trump wins in November. That said, proper identification of sugars, sodium, and processed additives I believe is important. Left to their own devices we would never see the food manufacturers step up and provide important information. So I would say Michelle Obama hasn’t gone far enough.

    • Terry Rushing

      I don’t read the stupid labels.

    • PC Bob

      Unless they look closely at those High fructose corn syrups, (you know, the ones that are making us all FAT?) they aren’t going to accomplish much! They make you hungry, make you EAT MORE and no one is paying them ANY attention at all! It isn’t that extra teaspoon or so of ‘added sugar’! Some sodas, though, as well as sweet teas, have as much as 72 grams of sugar, or MORE! That’s over 14 teaspoons in ONE serving! Do you add that much to YOUR drinks? Type II Diabetes is an epidemic right now, and we are ALL at risk! Think about it. Type II diabetes is caused almost entirely by what we eat and drink. It runs in MY family, too: My mother and her sister and THEIR mother all died from it! Will I be able to escape their fate? I am sure going to try! READ THE LABELS!

    • reggie

      Sugars are already on the label. if the FDA approved it, it’s another scam. The FDA is owned by Monsanto and others. Vitamin C must be replaced dally, it is water soluble. it’s is also the first line defense and is necessary for immunity. Why is it taken off?

  • wiseone2

    I agree with your assessment PD, BUT BHO (Barry) isn’t A President! We, as a nation hadn’t had a REAL President of these UNITED STATES for the last eight years! He’s just a failed socialist community organizer from the taxed burdened state of the GREAT Abraham Lincoln’s Illinois! I hope & pray we get an actual REAL PRESIDENT that TRULY cares!!!

  • Ramon1710 .

    Mooshell. Junk science from a junk mind.

    • reggie

      She was supposedly an attorney. What else would you expect?

  • Steven Swanson

    She’s Just a Typical Loud Mouthed Racist Black Bitch !

    • Smitch

      Racist Black (C)an’t (U)nderstand (N)ormal (T)hinking!

  • sirwiley

    Why is it that many that comment do not speak, read or write in the English language? Ghetto science, ghetto speak and ebonics with foolcheck.

  • Patrick Driscoll

    More getto science!

  • Patrick Driscoll

    No surprise here. We have a woman who looks like a man with a huge ass telling our children what to eat. Really?
    She is even less credible that asshole BO. That WH is complete discufuction and manned by cartoon characters!
    Does anyone want their kids to look like MO. Scary thought.
    They probably got this information form the same idiot who gave them Climate Change advice. Insane assholes in the WH.
    Fumigate that place and let’s get ready for a real president.

    • PC Bob

      If ONLY we had someone running for potus who would BE a real president! Oh, well…

      • The Redhawk

        first let’s get rid of COMMIES and in 4 YRS we may have another Choice to make…

    • The Redhawk

      Speaking of huge ass….Shoud you ever see him/her climbing a banana tree having gone “COMMANDO” Just RUN or go BLIND …DON”T LOOK UP!!!

  • Katie Jones

    We need to get rid of this as he steps out of the office. I am tired of these high prices of food just to change a label that tells us nothing!!!

    • Terry Rushing

      That ugly cow is wasting my time and a lot of ink; I NEVER read the labels. If it appeals I buy it and if not I don’t.

      • PC Bob

        Well, you SHOULD read them! Moochele didn’t invent them!

  • David in MA

    Come on, your joking, right?

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