Organic Does Not Necessarily Mean Low-Calorie
A new study was done that concluded consumers may think organic products have lower calories because of claims made on the packaging. The word organic does tend to get grouped in with being healthy, but that may not always be the case.
The thing that bothers me the most about this study is that it really has nothing pertaining to organic products. I think this study reflects more on the way we read labels. All nutritional information is clearly labeled on the packaging of every products. If a consumer incorrectly reads the label, then I think that is the fault of the consumer. The product by no means changed the nutritional label to deceive consumers.
It’s a shame that organic products could be taking a hit because of this study. The use of deceiving labels is used by all products and there is no reason that organic products should have been singled out. I bet you if a product had said “All-Natural” or a similar claim, there would have been similar results.
What are you thoughts of this study?