Food and Drink Federation
A new report from WHO says that taxing sugary drinks by at least 20 percent would proportionally reduce consumption and obesity-related diseases like diabetes and cancer.
Published this morning, the report sets out plans for a tax on soft drinks and the reduction of sugar in children’s products by 20 percent. But health campaigners say this isn’t enough.
The Food and Drink Federation has called for the levy on sugary drinks due to come into effect in 2018 to be put on hold to avoid “unwelcome additional burdens” on Britain’s food and drink industry.
Candy manufacturers in the UK have pledged to shrink servings to 250 calories as the entire country continues to lose its shit over sugar intake. In the US, this is an all-too-familiar story.