Tag Archives: Gavin Partington

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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Is Mexico’s sugar tax working

THERE'S BEEN a bit of confusion surrounding the impact of this controversial legislation. Here are both sides of the story so far.   YES - Kawther Hashem, nutritionist for Action on Sugar More than 30% of the Mexican population are obese and a love of sugary drinks has been held at least partly responsible. The average Mexican drinks the…
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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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Doctors back soda tax

DOCTORS BELIEVE that a tax on sugary drinks will help to tackle the obesity crisis. Academy of Medical Royal Colleges also calls for better standards of hospital food   In an extensive report, published today February 18th, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) also called for an improvement in the standards of hospital food…
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