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Greenwashing Makes Healthy Foods

Greenwashing Makes Healthy Foods

Alice says: sounds more like a ‘whitewash’.

How to make people think foods are healthy: greenwash!

http://www.foodpolitics.comMarch 27, 2013 10:19:48 AM GMT

Green labels are all that it takes to make consumers think that foods are healthier, says a new study (see full reference below):

greenwashYou don’t believe this?

Decide for yourself: Which candy bar is healthier?

This clever study found that green labels increase perceived healthfulness, especially among consumers who place high importance on healthy eating.

Read it and weep: Jonathon P. Schuldt (2013): Does Green Mean Healthy? Nutrition Label Color Affects Perceptions of Healthfulness, Health Communication, DOI:10.1080/10410236.2012.725270.

Alice’s verdict: Big Sugar encouraging us to eat our “greens”, in their own special way.