Pub­lic In­ter­est Group Pushes for Sugar Tax

The Economic Times - - Companies -

Pub­lic in­ter­est and ac­tivist group In­dia Re­source Cen­ter on Tues­day said it has mailed a state­ment to key mem­bers of Par­lia­ment and min­istries in In­dia this week to push for ‘sugar tax’ on sweet­ened bev­er­ages. “While pro­cessed foods in gen­eral are a source of con­cern, an in­creas­ing body of new pub­lic health re­search shows that sug­ar­sweet­ened bev­er­ages pose risk of obe­sity, di­a­betes, and car­dio­vas­cu­lar disease,” it said in a state­ment.


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