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A 20% sugar cut by 2020? ‘It won’t be possible,’ says FDF

By Niamh Michail

A 20% sugar cut across all food categories by 2020 – as per voluntary targets set by the UK government – is not technically possible, nor would it be acceptable to consumers, industry lobby the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has said.

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Canada sugar drinks levy would save 13,000 lives, say researchers

By Rachel Arthur

Health organizations in Canada are calling for a sugary drinks levy, with new research suggesting the measure would save 13,000 lives over the next 25 years. But the Canadian Beverage Association questions the data used by the research: and says that...

UK sugar tax confirmed in Budget 2017

UK sugar tax confirmed in Budget 2017

By Rachel Arthur

A UK sugar tax has been confirmed as part of the government’s Budget 2017 today, with the rates set for the two-tier soft drinks industry levy.

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Be warned: obesity plans make for easy targets

By David Burrows

The UK's childhood obesity strategy has been criticised again – this time in an analysis published in the British Medical Journal. Will all this flak put other EU countries off the idea?

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Six Japan food, nutrition and consumer trends set to shape 2017

By Gary Scattergood

We pinpoint six of the must-know food, nutrition and consumer trends taking shape in Japan, from superfoods to sports nutrition, ahead of one of the country's biggest trade shows, FoodEx Japan, which takes place next month.

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Ag Committee weighs whether SNAP should pay for sugary drinks

By Elizabeth Crawford

Prohibiting the purchase of sugar-sweetened beverages and other “unhealthy” foods and beverages with SNAP benefits, also known as food stamps, likely would not discourage their consumption, but would be costly and difficult for retailers to implement,...

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