Organic Labels Can Backfire

Organic labels might cause you to overeat. Such labels appear to make people think food has fewer calories.

A study showed that people who ate cookies labeled as "organic" believed that they contained 40 percent fewer calories than the same cookies without such a label.

According to Eurekalert:

“The study even identified two personality types most likely to make these low estimates -- people who claim to ‘usually buy organic foods,’ and those who typically read labels for nutritional information.”

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