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Industry backs ban of online junk food ads for children

By Louis Gore-Langton

Industry has given its support to a new ruling by the UK's Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) on marketing junk food to children that will increase restrictions to cover non-broadcast media, including print, cinema and online social media.

Is obesity caused by junk food? One study says

Junk food not the biggest culprit for obesity: Study

By Hal Conick

While many people have snacks, sugar and sodas pinned as the bad guys in the war against obesity, one recent study found little to no correlation between consumption of junk food and obesity.

Court-appointed panel split over junk food ban near schools

Court-appointed panel split over junk food ban near schools

By Ankush Chibber

Banning junk food near schools, one of India’s biggest and long-running public health issues, seems like it will continue some more after industry officials and health activists on a court–appointed panel were unable to forge a common direction. 

Junk food industry should prepare for plain and graphic label debate

Opinion

Junk food industry should prepare for plain and graphic label debate

By RJ Whitehead

Anecdotal evidence suggests that the adoption of plain and highly graphic packaging last year by the Australian tobacco industry has led to a marked reduction in smoking, albeit in a very short time. And when you see some of the frightening images on...

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