Thursday, 24 April 2014

Can You Trust Calorie Labels?

Keeping fit and healthy is of great importance to many people, and one way in which people try to do this is by keeping tabs on the amount of calories that they consume. In New York City most chain restaurants are required to provide calorie information for the food that they sell., and in general companies abide by this law in order to avoid fines. The popular film maker and New York resident Casey Neistat poses the question: Can you trust calorie labels? What he has discovered may shock you!



For most people, knowing what actually goes into the food they eat is important to them. That is why there was such an outcry recently across Europe when it was discovered that apparently 100% beef products contained large proportions of horse meat. This is just one example in a long line of instances in which companies have lied to their customers, or at least not told the whole truth.

calorie_detective_nytimesConsumers are becoming increasingly aware of the fact that they cannot trust the labels that large multi-national companies put on the food that they eat. This viral video further undermines the trust that consumer’s may have had.

Clearly this is a big issue as this video has been viewed over 920,000 times on Neistat’s YouTube channel since he posted it back in February last year.

Do the results of this video surprise you or just reaffirm your distrust for food companies?
 
[Article originally written for SearchBuzz]