Unhealthy diets contribute to more than 11 million deaths a
year. This means it is now a bigger killer than tobacco. Obesity alone is
estimated to cost $2 trillion per year. And this isn’t just a ‘rich world’ problem
- some of the biggest increases in diet-related diseases such as diabetes,
heart disease and some cancers are in developing countries.
It really is time the
world woke up to the price of unhealthy diets.
Consumers International and the global consumer rights movement are calling for the World Health Organisation (WHO) to develop a global
treaty to support consumers’ rights to healthy food. A global treaty would:
- Reduce very high levels of fat, salt and sugar in everyday foods
- Reduce the marketing of junk food to children
- Provide clear nutrition labelling to help consumers choose a healthy diet
- Improve the standards of food served in public institutions such as schools and hospitals
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