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Health 06-09-2016

Paris to tackle obesity with junk food tax

France is raising the tax on all high calorie foods in an attempt to tackle its increasing weight problem. EURACTIV's partner Journal de l'Environnement reports.
Agrifood 26-08-2015

Foodwatch: Companies advertise almost exclusively unhealthy foods

Doctors and consumer organisations are calling for a ban on advertising junk food to children, after a recent study called industry self-regulation a failure. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Health 23-09-2013

Justine Henin on health and obesity in Europe

Justine Henin, is former World No. 1 tennis player having won seven Grand Slam singles titles, and was the women’s singles gold medallist  at the 2004 summer Olympic Games in Athens. She spoke with EURACTIV’s Jeremy Fleming at the conference “Eat Well, Drink Well, Move… a small step for you a big step for Europe”, held in Brussels last week. Read the full interview:
Health 13-07-2011

Hungary introduces ‘fat tax’ to boost nation’s health

Food considered to be unhealthy, including crisps, soft drinks and chocolate bars, are now subject to a new tax in Hungary. The new law, introduced on 11 July, is aimed at "improving the health of the nation".

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