It is not that I feel the human race should be restricted the freedom to eat the chemically altered birthday cakes, but that we need a more trustworthy source to tell us what the label means—and what it means exactly. Otherwise, we are being lied to simply by omission. These omissions are costing billions of dollars in our health care as well as killing millions of people worldwide!
Are we currently made aware of the value of the unwholesome harmful substances the FDA does allow in our food products? Do you even know how many calories a day you should be eating in order to prevent weight gain? Do you even know what the right amount of protein, carbohydrates and fat are in a healthy diet? Well, not when you read food labels, but you do know that Marshmallow delight instant oatmeal will set you up to help you fight heart disease, though I am sure the American Diabetes Association would take issue with that claim.
Maybe Americans don't want to know what is good for them and what is not good for them. Ignorance is bliss, but bypass surgery leaves one wishing the classic "If I only knew then what I know now!"