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Lousy Labels: Health Hype
Millions of Canadians are trying to do the right thing for themselves and their families by buying healthy food.
But how much can they rely on the health information on food labels?
More and more, companies are slapping hollow claims on their products to drive up sales -- and obscure potential health risks.
In this year's Top 10 countdown of Lousy Labels, Erica Johnson finds the truth behind the latest buzzwords on food packaging.
It will make you think twice before filling up your shopping cart.
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