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Target: Big Food

(article, Culinate staff)

Ah, the good old days of class-action lawsuits, when law firms could make big bucks taking down cigarette manufacturers or automobile makers. Now, as the New York Times reported last week, lawyers are ogling the food industry as a potential cash cow. Whatever your feelings about the Nutella lawsuit, it's true that food labeling can be confusing and misleading, and that's where the long arm of the law is reaching. "Healthy" or "natural"? Currently, those terms have no legal meaning when applied to food. But they might soon.