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How to fight obesity? Ban food and drink ads targeted at teens, experts say

A group of Canadian researchers is proposing a ban on any food and beverage advertising aimed at those under 18 globeandmail – Health & Fitness

 

More fatal food: Salty diets leading to 2.3M deaths each year

For the second time in a week, scientists are warning us that what we’re eating is killing us. This time it’s salt. Cardiologists gathered for a meeting in New Orleans report that excessive salt in our diets contributed to a stunning...

 

How the food industry hooked us on unhealthy products

Tony the Tiger, the cartoon character who promoted Kellogg’s Sugar Frosted Flakes, is an important figure in Michael Moss’s latest book, Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us. The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist recently...

 

Canadians – and lots of them – want action to lower sodium in food, survey finds

An overwhelming majority of Canadians say action needs to be taken to lower the amount of sodium in the country’s food supply. A survey of 2,603 Canadians published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology on Wednesday found that about 80...

 

Canadians want action to lower sodium in food, survey finds

An overwhelming majority of Canadians say action needs to be taken to lower the amount of sodium in the country’s food supply. A survey of 2,603 Canadians published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology on Wednesday found that about 80...

 

Food cravings engineered by industry

Food cravings engineered by industry

Most people have experienced the compulsion to seek out and consume a favourite packaged snack food. CBC health reporter Kelly Crowe explores how and why… CBC | Health News

 

Ban marketing of junk food to kids under 12, report recommends

Ban marketing of junk food to kids under 12, report recommends

A new report on fighting childhood obesity in Ontario rejects a junk food tax but calls for a ban on marketing such drinks and snacks to kids under 12. Taking aim at “high-calorie, low-nutrient foods, beverages and snacks,” the 63-page report...

 

Michelle Obama’s anti-childhood obesity campaign prompts food industry change, enters 4th year

Michelle Obama’s anti-childhood obesity campaign prompts food industry change, enters 4th year

WASHINGTON – Wal-Mart is putting special labels on some store-brand products to help shoppers quickly spot healthier items. Millions of schoolchildren are helping themselves to vegetables from salad bars in their lunchrooms, while kids’...

 

Even I’m wondering if we should ban junk food

Big Food knows exactly what we crave, and society has to pick up the pieces globeandmail – Health & Fitness

 

Sugar, salt, fat: How the food industry got us hooked on an ‘unholy trinity’

Author Michael Moss explains how unhealthy ingredients are engineered to be irresistible globeandmail – Health & Fitness

 

Ontario’s Doctors: Junk Food Tax Still Makes Sense

TORONTO, Feb. 20, 2013 /CNW/ – Following a speech today by Jens Klarskov, CEO of the Danish Chamber of Commerce, the OMA renewed its call for increased taxes on junk foods and drinks, and for de… CNW Group – Healthcare Facility...

 

Industry must take the reins on food safety

The horsemeat scandal in Europe offers valuable lessons on government’s limitations globeandmail – National

 

Poll finds people split on gov’t role in obesity but oppose limiting food choices

Poll finds people split on gov’t role in obesity but oppose limiting food choices

We know obesity is a health crisis, or every new year wouldn’t start with resolutions to eat better and get off the couch. But don’t try taking away our junk food. Ottawa Citizen – Health

 

Canada’s food safety rules good, but experts say they must be followed, enforced

Canada’s food safety rules good, but experts say they must be followed, enforced

Veteran cattleman George Graham has a common-sense solution for how to prevent a repeat of an E. coli outbreak and extensive product recall in the fall that made 18 people sick, threw thousands out of work and smeared the Canadian beef brand. Read...

 

Canada’s food safety rules good, but experts say they must be followed, enforced

Canada’s food safety rules good, but experts say they must be followed, enforced

Veteran cattleman George Graham has a common-sense solution for how to prevent a repeat of an E. coli outbreak and extensive product recall in the fall that made 18 people sick, threw thousands out of work and smeared the Canadian beef brand. Read...