7 September 2011 – Australia is being accused of trying to remove key commitments in a health policy document on controlling obesity, according to a Sydney Morning Herald article.

The article says the government has joined the US and Canada in lobbying to remove from the UN’s declaration on non-communicable diseases a paragraph that agrees to implement controls on junk food manufacturing. The clause would see the implementation of  ”cost-effective interventions to replace saturated and trans fats in foods [and] reduce salt and refined sugars in foods, including through discouraging the production and marketing of unhealthy foods”.

Read the article here

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