The nation in brief

Posted: February 28, 2014 at 2:53 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “Nobody claims that information all by itself will solve the obesity problem. There is research that lots of people use this label. The label itself influences choices for the better.” Michael Taylor, a deputy commissioner for the Food and Drug Administration, which has released proposed new rules on food labeling

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