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June 1, 2018
The number of consumers who are cutting down on sugar or seeking to avoid it completely continued to increase in 2017. This is due to relatively high levels of education amongst Australians about the effects of excessive sugar consumption. The impact of this trend is well documented within the packaged food industry and has resulted […]
May 2, 2018
With growing concerns over unhealthy lifestyles linked with sugar consumption in Southeast Asia, governments in the region are implementing policies to reduce sugar intake. Sugar taxes are one of the main ways that countries are combating sugar intake, and companies like Coca-Cola have responded by introducing no-sugar products along with products containing sugar substitutes such […]
Nathaniel Lim
July 21, 2017
In the words of director general of the World Health Organization, Margaret Chan, the obesity and diabetes epidemics represent a “slow-motion disaster”. In 2016 65% of countries researched by Euromonitor International had an overweight and obesity prevalence of over 50%, while in countries such as the US, Venezuela and Mexico the same figure reached over […]
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January 19, 2017
From early 2017, Finland is planning two legislative changes in the alcohol and confectionery markets. The country will remove the so-called sweet tax for confectionery and ice cream, and the Finnish government is planning a wider renewal of alcohol legislation including several changes in the drinking laws. Research analyst Salla Korpivaara discusses what impact this […]
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November 22, 2016
With malnutrition, and diet-related diseases still on the rise, the world has been busy with public health appeals, calls for action and changes in nutrition regulations. Euromonitor expects the sugar tax to negatively impact the sales of soft drinks in the UK, even before its implementation in 2018, due to the stigma linked to sugar. […]
October 17, 2016
The new edition of Passport Nutrition is out and with that a whole set of exciting data to unveil. This time, not only will we discover the nutrients purchased from Packaged Food (PF) and Soft Drinks (SD), but also Fresh Foods (FF) and Alcoholic Drinks (AD). With malnutrition, and diet-related diseases still on the rise, […]
October 14, 2016
Consumers’ growing sugar intake is now undisputedly one of the prime causes of obesity. Contributing very little to no health benefits, and relatively high amounts of energy to our diet, sugar has become an easy nutrient to blame for the problem. One of the consequences for those who have a high sugar consumption can be […]
October 19, 2016
  System data in Passport Nutrition was recently refreshed and now includes data from fresh food and alcoholic drinks. The new data shows that packaged food is the primary source of energy for 85 percent of all researched countries, and that the average intake of sugar worldwide is 73 grams of sugar per capita per […]
Sara Petersson

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