World Health Organization

Don’t tax my soda! Study shows consumers put choice first

By Maggie Hennessy

First Lady Michelle Obama has called it “liquid sugar” and the World Health Organization warns that much of our sugar intake is “hidden” in processed food and beverages such as soda (a 12-ounce can contains 10 teaspoons). As public health officials continue...

WHO director-general slams industry involvement in health policy

WHO director-general slams industry involvement in health policy


The director-general of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said the food and drink industry’s involvement in public health policy is ‘dangerous’ and has urged governments to put public health before business, at a global health promotion conference...

Irradiation can help reduce bacterial growth in meat processing

Canadian beef body seeks irradiation approval

By Carina Perkins

Canada’s beef industry is renewing its push for the approval of irradiation in meat processing plants, which it claims could help reduce foodborne illness from ground beef.


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