Tag Archives: Calories

Councils sweet on teaspoon labels for sugar

Local authorities want fizzy drinks to carry labels showing sugar content in teaspoons. The idea, also promoted by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, would “spell out” how much sugar the drinks contained, the Local Government Association said. "On average, it takes just 15 seconds for shoppers to decide on an item, so we need to have…
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News review

ANOTHER COUNTRY bans GM, Pressure on coffee companies, New soy tool, Calculating calories for menus, Fossil fuel divestment. Northern Ireland says no to GM Northern Ireland has become the latest country to ban GM crops. Stormont’s environment minister Mark Durkan said he was “unconvinced of the advantages”, a similar stance has been taken in France,…
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Fizzy drinks cut calories by 7%

CALORIES ACROSS the soft drinks category are down by 7.3% over the last 3 years, according to the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel.                           The data shows that calories and sugars from soft drinks are falling faster than in any other food and drink…
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Minister’s viewpoint

IN THE past year, barely a week has gone by without lively debate over the potential impact that salt, fat, and in particular sugar can have on our bodies.                            As public health minister, I welcome the fact that many businesses are responding…
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