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Ireland launches national obesity plan

The Irish government has launched an ambitious national obesity plan which proposes a sugary drinks tax, maximum portion sizes, marketing restrictions and reformulation targets - but the lack of funding to implement the policy has led to criticism from campaigners.

'Only 40% of us have a healthy weight,' said health minister Simon Harris in a foreword to the report. 'In terms of scale, this represents one of the biggest public health challenges Ireland is facing today.'  © World Obesity Federation
Special edition: Foods for the elderly

Is packaging for the elderly the next untapped market?

Food packaging is designed with elderly shoppers in mind more than ever before, though experts said there is still huge untapped potential.

Early introduction of allergens reduces food allergies, suggests study

Researchers say they have “moderate certainty” that introducing allergenic food such as peanuts or egg at an early age reduces risk of developing allergies.

Action on food waste needs to accelerate, says SDG report

Europe’s governments and companies have been great at setting targets to cut food waste, but now they need to “accelerate and scale up adoption of policies, incentives, and practices” to act upon these, according to a report on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

'Win the screen': Mondelēz global e-commerce director shares online retail tips

Online impulse purchasing is about knowing your shoppers and making an offer that “would speak to them at exactly the moment that they’re on that webpage," says Mondelēz’s global e-commerce director, Neil Ackerman.

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