Letter: Know what’s in the food you eat



Jeers to the Aug. 8 story “Fair favorites lure loyal eaters.” Somewhere in the not-so-distant future, “we the people” are going to know what’s in the food we eat. Already the grocery stores and manufacturers are required to put labels on what we buy. A number of fast-food establishments make calorie count, carbohydrates, protein and fat information available. I’ve seen calorie counts on some restaurant menus.

Great pictures accompanied this story, but I’d like to know just how many calories are in each of those items. I bet everyone would be surprised.

Robert Shelfer