How well do consumers understand their dairy purchases?

Consumers may have less trust in food processes that they don't understand, and animal-based foods may be subject to more uninformed scrutiny than other foods due to consumers' perception of higher risk. Dairy producers can ...

Study sheds light on mechanism of liposome accumulation in tumors

Dmitri Simberg, Ph.D., associate professor in the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy, has released the results of a study of the effectiveness of different types of fluorescent labels used to monitor the accumulation ...

Novel method of labeling DNA bases for sequencing

An international research team headed by Michal Hocek of the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences (IOCB Prague) and Charles University and Ciara K. O'Sullivan of Universitat Rovira ...

Scientists develop invisible anti-counterfeit labels

Researchers from ITMO University and St. Petersburg Academic University developed a new technology for marking authentic goods. Manufacturers will be able to label electronics, drugs, jewelry, and other products with invisible ...

How "ugly" labels can increase purchase of unattractive produce

Researchers from University of British Columbia published a new paper in the Journal of Marketing that examines whether and how the use of 'ugly' labeling for unattractive produce increases sales and profit margins.

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Label

A label is a piece of paper, polymer, cloth, metal, or other material affixed to a container or article, on which is printed a legend, information concerning the product, addresses, etc. A label may also be printed directly on the container or article.

Labels have many uses: product identification, name tags, advertising, warnings, and other communication. Special types of labels called digital labels (printed through a digital printing) can also have special constructions such as RFID tags, security printing, and sandwich process labels.

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