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Nutrition Info Goes Overboard

Nutrition Info Goes Overboard

Apparently, technology firm EDS thinks there is a market out there for people who wish to be nagged about their food choices while they are grocery shopping. According to a recent report in Reuters, the company is floating the idea of shopping carts that record the nutritional content of items placed in them and keep a running tally.

Great. Does a horn sound when you’ve hit some magic caloric number? Or what about beaming out a wireless signal that prompts an in-store announcement like “Fatso leaving Aisle Three with full cart—will an associate please go and restock the Ding Dongs.”

The illustrations for FM's Just Desserts column are by Dave Clark. You can see more of his work at Clarktoons.

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