Food Co’s Self-Regulation Is Not Working, Senators Told

New federal taxes on sugar-laced drinks and bans on kids’ food ads are needed if Canada is to curb obesity rates, a Senate panel has been told. Renewed appeals for legislation follow Statistics Canada data that 62% of the country is overweight or obese: ‘It is more dangerous for children to eat junk food in front of the TV than it is to play in the park’.

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