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Obesity debate

EU: Nutrition labelling needs more research

EU: Nutrition labelling needs more research

As the food industry grapples with the pressure to produce on-pack nutritional info in a consumer-friendly format, various studies have been undertaken to gauge consumer behaviour when choosing products, but more research is needed.

US: Clinton brokers deal with five food companies to combat childhood obesity

US: Clinton brokers deal with five food companies to combat childhood obesity

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a partnership between the William J Clinton Foundation and the American Heart Association, has announced a breakthrough collaboration agreement between the pressure group and five leading food manufacturers to combat childhood obesity. Campbell Soup Company, Dannon, Kraft Foods, Mars and PepsiCo have joined to establish voluntary guidelines for snacks sold in schools.

FRANCE: Consumer group slams “obesity manufacturers”

FRANCE: Consumer group slams “obesity manufacturers”

French consumer activists have slammed television food advertising, branding the food industry "obesity manufacturers". The Union Fédérale des Consommateurs (UFC) briefed the press on the findings of a study involving 352 families and 704 people.

US: Survey blames parents for child obesity

US: Survey blames parents for child obesity

Beleaguered food producers have received a welcome boost in the form of a recent global survey by online market researcher Lightspeed Research which suggested parents, not food manufacturers, are generally viewed as responsible for childhood obesity.

Industry calls for government action on obesity

The food industry can help to address unhealthy diets, but the government must act to tackle the issue of inactive lifestyles, Unilever chairman Gavin Neath told the Annual Conference of…