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The Nutrition Facts label is designed to meet shifting dietary trends and public health goals. NoDerog/iStock via Getty Images Plus

Nutrition Facts labels have a complicated legacy – a historian explains the science and politics of translating food into information

The process of converting food into nutritional information is more than just a scientific process. It involves many political and technical compromises that continue to shape the food industry today.
The relatively new discipline of epigenetics explores how diet and nutrition can affect not only our own health but that of future generations. Drazen Zigic/iStock via Getty Images Plus

What you eat could alter your unborn children and grandchildren’s genes and health outcomes

Studies show a parent’s poor diet could affect the genes of generations to come – and set up children and grandchildren for obesity and cardiovascular issues.

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