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Mars' bold move on health

How ambitious are Mars’ health and wellbeing plans?

Last week, Mars launched a broad-ranging strategy aimed at helping to improve diets, including plans to reformulate products and classify them for either "everyday" or "occasional" consumption. Ben Cooper assesses the strategy and reaction to...

The outlook for UK food policy under Conservatives to 2020 – and beyond

The outlook for UK food policy under Conservatives to 2020 – and beyond

The UK's Conservative Party may only have a working majority in the House of Commons of 17 but, with the Labour Party struggling to convince voters it could be a credible alternative, the country could see five more years of Tory government after 2020. Ben Cooper weighs up what could shape Conservative thinking on UK food and health policy over the next decade.

Consuming issues: Why Mars’ sugar call should be welcomed

Consuming issues: Why Mars’ sugar call should be welcomed

Campaigners would contend companies do not often make progressive moves on issues of public concern until pressure has been exerted on them to do so. In the food sector, there is a fair deal of historical evidence to support this, so moves like the one Mars Inc has made on the labelling of added sugar in the US are somewhat rare.