Claims made on food packaging have been increasingly scrutinized, resulting in a precipitous rise in class action lawsuits against food manufacturers. Food activists and consumer advocacy groups view litigation as a means of protecting consumers from deceptive marketing and greenwashing by large food manufacturers. On the other hand, food manufacturers may view this as a form of extortion, using the threat of court costs and legal fees for out-of-court monetary settlements.
We've known for a while now that a variety of factors can influence what, and how much, people consume. Certain social settings, as well as experiencing hunger while food shopping, can result in overeating. And a new meta-analysis lends credence to these ideas.