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Michelle Obama Wins Big Against Powerful Corporate Interests

By Christina Wilkie

WASHINGTON — First lady Michelle Obama announced sweeping changes to the “Nutrition Facts” label on most packaged foods on Thursday, marking a major victory against some of the most powerful lobbies in Washington: the sugar farming and refining and processed food industries.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebellius and Margaret Hamburg, the Food and Drug Administration commissioner, joined Obama for the announcement at the White House Thursday morning. Under the FDA’s new proposal, the “serving size” of many products would be increased to more accurately reflect a typical serving, and a new line would be added to the label …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green