Tag Archives: National Obesity Forum

End of sugar quotas bad for obesity

Health campaigners have suggested that scrapping the EU’s sugar quota regime could undermine the tax on sugar-sweetened drinks. Defra and the EU’s agriculture ministers are “gung-ho” for the new sugar regime, which will see quotas scrapped, said Tam Fry from the National Obesity Forum. “We are absolutely convinced this will have an impact on human…
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Hats off to the Government

Easter bunnies, bitter blows and the thirst for more of the same. David Burrows reflects on the story of the sugar tax so far. In february all the talk was about the rabbit the prime minister might pull out of his negotiating hat in Brussels. That one never materialised (his new deal with the EU…
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Salt cuts causing sugar highs in some foods

CONSUMERS ARE being warned of the hidden sugar in some everyday products marketed as being healthier.   Ready meals, soups, sauces and yoghurts have all been found to contain high levels of sugar.   Manufacturers keen to market products as “low in fat” or “low in salt” have had to add extra sugar to maintain…
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Pasties and pies, death and taxes

MORE BAD news for pie and pasty-makers this week thanks to a new campaign by Peta (the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).   The pro-vegetarian group placed a huge billboard ad in Gloucester, replete with a huge coffin-shaped pie and the words: ‘Not ready to meat your maker? Fight obesity: go vegan.’  …
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