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2014-06-15 06:05:38

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Not long after the presumably more consumer-friendly nutritional information labels were rolled out, Beth Landman of The New Yorker magazine published an expose, entitled 'Too Good To Be True', in the May 30, 1994 issue that spelled out how deceptive marketing paired with the new labels seemed to confound an otherwise moderately intelligent consumer base. The mid-90's experienced a craze that might seem somewhat familiar today, the...

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