Sugar


Why sugar and why so much? WHO investigates the food industry’s sweet tooth

It’s the ‘gold standard’ for sweetness, competitors use it and artificial sweeteners aren’t clean label. Unfortunately, there are more incentives to make sugary food in Europe than there are to avoid it, says a World Health Organisation (WHO) report, which offers six insights to create a healthier food system. Read the full article on Food […]


Sugar is described as the new tobacco as doctors say food industry is killing us with overdose of sweetness

Food giants are being told to cut the amount of sugar in their products because it has become the ‘new tobacco’. Doctors and academics say that levels must be reduced by up to 30 per cent to halt a wave of disease and death. They pointed out that even zero-fat yoghurts can contain five teaspoons […]


France enforces ban on unlimited fizzy drinks in crackdown on obesity

Restaurants in France face prosecution starting today if they offer unlimited soda drinks to customers in the latest Gallic crackdown on obesity. France had already slapped a tax on sweet drinks in 2012. Now, a new decree makes it illegal to sell unlimited amounts of drinks with sugar or sweetener at a fixed price or for […]


EU urges member states to target childhood obesity in schools

Faced with alarming childhood obesity cases, the European Commission is calling on member states to take action in the procurement of healthy food for schools. A report released by the Maltese Presidency and the European Commission on Wednesday (22 February) says that childhood obesity should be tackled at an early stage and that schools can […]