Advertisers sometimes stretch the truth. But small-business owner Ketan Vakil got in trouble for the opposite reason: He wanted to put correct information about his meat broths and spice blends on product packaging.

His New York company, Gourmend Foods, uses ingredients that are low FODMAP, an acronym for difficult-to-digest sugars. People with sensitive stomachs look for low FODMAP options when they shop, so Vakil decided to make things easy.

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How is the "low FODMAP" issue any different from the "no glutens" labeling claim, especially for items that never had any glutens in them to start with?


The wood milk skit is hilarious. You gotta admit that the dairy industry has a valid point there.



My milkweeds are off to a great start this spring. Hoping to see monarchs later this summer.


Another faux editorial from another Libertarian "think tank". This isn't a First Amendment issue. The reason the government had to implement these rules is because many companies used their freedom of speech as a license to lie. The notion that these rules only cause problems for honest small-business owners is disingenuous, at best. Brushed aside are the thousands of Americans who were impacted by false statements ion the past, and the thousands who are protected from them in the present.


Of course this is a first amendment issue. It is also a big slow bureaucracy issue.

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