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Knowledge Is Power! Meat To Get Nurtrition Labels In 2012

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meat to get nutrition labels in 2012

We wonder if we'll be happy OR unhappy with what we find out.

The U.S. Dept of Agriculture announced today that starting Jan 1 2012, meats will require nutrition labels.

The labels will tell you everything you always wanted to know about meat (but were afraid to ask). They'll include information on calories and fat cals, total fat and saturated fat, protein, sodium, and vitamins.

Here's what New York University professor of nutrition Marion Nestle had to say about the new labels:

"This will be very helpful to people who are bewildered by what's in meat, but people will be quite shocked at the calories and fat."

Here's what Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack had to say about the labels:

"There's a growing concern about the growing problem of obesity. So I think it is appropriate for us to provide as much concrete information to consumers as we possibly can, without overwhelming them, so they can make good solid decisions about how many calories they're consuming and how much activity they need."

As long as you continue to eat meat in moderation, and stay away from overly fatty cuts, we're thinking there's no reason to get TOO nervous to learn the truth but maybe just a little nervous.

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It Didn't Work For The Olsens!

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And here we were thinking that these two were like 11! Silly us!

Disney tween favorites Dylan and Cole Sprouse are apparently old enough to be college-bound, and are following in the footsteps of the Olsen twins by attending New York University in the fall!

Cole is majoring in Television and Film Production with a minor in Drama, while Dylan is majoring in Fine Arts with a minor in Economics!

Congratulations, you two!

We're sure you'll be drunkenly peeing on the sides of NYC buildings again soon enough - just like you did with Adam Sandler in Big Daddy way back when!

[Image via WENN.]

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