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In today’s edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, Kenneth Artz, managing editor of Health Care News speaks with Jeff Stier. Stier s a Senior Fellow at the National Center for Public Policy Research in Washington D.C. where he heads its Risk Analysis Division. Stier joins Artz to discuss the FDA’s new food labeling law, a law which will require most food establishments in the United States to list calorie counts for their food items.
Stier says he believes in the objective of the law, to help people reduce their calorie intake and to become healthier, but the bigger question is whether or not the government can effectively help. The costs and unintended consequences of this new law will likely far exceed the benefits. Listen in as Stier breaks down the FDA’s regulation, the likely obstacles and its origins.