Hey Sugar, how’d you get so fly?
Consumer advocates have stopped being staunch on demanding a sugar tax on sugary drinks and are pushing for a watered down ‘label’...
We’re eating too much sugar and it’s making us sick, advocates calling for compulsory labelling of added sugars in food and drinks say.
Consumer New Zealand and the New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) are asking the Government to back new rules for the labelling of added sugars ahead of a food regulation forum held in Australia later this week.
The issue will be discussed at the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation on November 24.
Consumer NZ chief executive Sue Chetwin said regulations didn’t require manufacturers to show the amount of added sugars in their products, making it difficult for consumers to know how much was in their food.
An old study is now shedding new light on the sugar industry’s controversial past, and its secrets are being revealed in a new paper.
The 1960s study, which suggests a link between a high-sugar diet and high blood cholesterol levels and cancer in rats, was sponsored by the sugar industry, according to the perspective paper published in the journal PLOS Biology on Tuesday.Yet the study itself was never published and has been forgotten until now.“All we know is that the plug got pulled and nothing got published,” said Stanton Glantz, a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and a co-author of the new paper.