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What to know about new food labels (access required)

The Nutrition Facts label was recently updated by the food and Drug Administration in an effort to help people eat right and shop more wisely. The changes, announced in 2016, must appear on all food items by Jan. 1,2021. Many manufacturers have already started using them. The label changes can help consumers become more knowledgeable and aware of the food they consume, ...

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Sally Crowe of Shaffer’s Health Center restocks a display of CBD oil products for sale in the Allentown Farmers market shop. PHOTO/STACY WESCOE

CBD oil is hot. But will it burn out? (access required)

Cannabidiol Oil – or CBD oil as it is commonly called – is hot right now. People are buying it, selling it and investing in it. CBD oil is made from oil in the seeds of hemp plants – whose cultivation was legalized under the 2018 federal farm bill, making the development of CBD-based products easier ...

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