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Can sugar taxes help beat the globesity bulge?

Published: 26-Apr-2016 | Format: Webinar | Document type: Supplier Webinar
Weight Management 2016

France’s sugar tax has been in place for years, Mexico’s is in full swing and Britain’s is on its way.

As the obesity crisis spreads rapidly across the globe, taxes are touted one of the methods that could fight it.  But do they actually work?

Do they incentivise reformulation or does industry simply pass on the extra cost to the consumer? And if that’s the case, do consumers then buy less because of the higher price – or does it just leave people out of pocket?

Speakers:

  • Christopher Snowdon

    Christopher Snowdon

    Director of lifestyle economics

    Institute of Economic Affairs

  • Malcolm Clark

    Malcolm Clark

    Co-ordinator

    The Children’s Food Campaign

  • Niamh Michail

    Niamh Michail

    Journalist

    FoodNavigator