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TweetNovember 8, 2012, The Syndey Morning Herald, Melissa Davey
AUSTRALIANS support a tax on unhealthy foods and many want a total ban on junk-food advertising, research has found – the same measures the food industry has claimed would be too unpopular to succeed.
More than two-thirds of the 1500 primary grocery buyers surveyed were in favour of a tax, while traffic-light labelling on all packaged foods also received strong support.
But the government has so far refused to implement the same measures that are supported by the public, while the peak body for …
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TweetMay 16, 2012, The Guardian, Denis Campbell
“Fat taxes” would have to increase the price of unhealthy food and drinks by as much as 20% in order to cut consumption by enough to reduce obesity and other diet-related diseases, experts have said. Such levies should be accompanied by subsidies on healthy foods such as fruit and vegetables to help encourage a significant shift in dietary habits, according to research published in the British Medical Journal.
Academics led by Dr Oliver Mytton and Dr Mike Rayner of the Department of Public Health at …