The Institute for Public Policy Research is demanding to ban adverts for sweets and carbonated drinks from daytime TV. However, critics say that adverts only encourage people to buy one brand over another brand.
A proposed meat-tax would see the price of processed meats increase by 79% and red meats by 14%. Health campaigners welcomed the proposal, while critics slammed is as “nanny-state” intervention.
Health experts have released a report calling governments to unite against ‘Big Food’ in the way they once took on ‘Big Tobacco’. It encourages governments to implement taxes on red and processed meat, and incorporate cigarette style warnings.
Health chiefs have caused outrage after suggesting that the pastry on a cornish pasty should be replaced with a low-fat pasta alternatvie as the original is deemed to be too high in fat.
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt is leading a review into sugary sweets and drinks which may lead to a ban on Marks & Spencer’s famous “Percy Pig” sweets.
Jamie Oliver mocked on Twitter after tweeting “Favourite go-to breakfast?”. Many users responded with smart quips such as “not telling you, you’ll get it banned!”. The backlash comes after Jamie called on MPs to ban Tony the Tiger from Frosties packs.
Campaigners are calling for dramatic images – such as rotting teeth – to be added to the side of sugary drinks cans, as part of a bid to decrease sugar consumption. A study conducted in Australia showed that demand for fizzy drinks dropped by 56% when the can featured rotting teeth.
Banning junk food advertising on the London Underground is welcomed by Jamie Oliver, but sceptics including Christopher Snowdon of the Institute of Economic Affairs told The Sun: “Khan’s gesture politics is likely to cost Transport For London a great deal of money and will not have any effect on obesity”.
The Sun reveals that a three-course meal on the menu at Jamie Oliver’s Italian restaurant chain would amount to double the suggested daily limit of fats, sugars and saturates.