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As much as we like to say “we told you so,” it’s good to throw the occasional “he told you so” into the mix. Infamous Cornell food researcher Brian Wansink recently updated the university’s paper on his latest study on America’s eating habits. Interestingly, his celebrated research conflicts with the agenda of at least one other Cornell alumna. When asked to weigh in on menu labeling — one of the “magic bullets” pushed by food cop Margo Wootan (Cornell class of ’86) to fight obesity — Wansink doubted whether more labels would actually lead to “healthier” choices:

I don’t think it would change behavior … It might actually backfire because people still like the indulgent.

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