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Big Food corporations like #Kellogg's are lobbying against the #FDA's new "healthy" food labeling guidelines and threatening to sue, claiming that the guidelines infringe on their corporate "free speech" rights. 🧵 The maker of Fruity Pebbles...
Of course, that claim is complete BS. Corporations like Kellogg's are fighting to be able to continue to mislead the public about the healthiness of their ultra-processed, pesticide-laced, GMO junk food-like products coated with GMO sugar, which are anything but healthy.
The proposed FDA rule mandates that foods labeled as healthy must contain a major food group — such as dairy, fruits, or whole grains — and must fit certain limits on saturated fat, sodium, and added sugars.
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The @KelloggsUKI junk food court victory is a *stonker*.
Industry efforts to overturn the whole basis of nutrition measurement drop-kicked into the stands by Mr Justice Linden.
I've never read a judgement like it.
Junk food industry shd be ashamed.
Here's a few highlights. 1/🧵
Par 234. "The public health case for the approach under the 2021 Regulations is compelling and I am quite satisfied that it is both proportionate and rationale."

Wow! I've never read such a ringing endorsement of Govt policy from Benches. Junk food industry shd take note.

Par 231. Judge says they "do not come close to showing that it is disproportionate or irrational to apply the underlying approach of the NPM to breakfast cereals."
Unusually strong language from the Judge.
Big endorsement for NPM regime.
Junk industry should take note.

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There have been rumours this week that Government is considering a delay or U-turn on banning multi-buy deals on #junkfood.

This would be a #FalseEconomy.

🧵A short thread👇 [1/6]
These regs were brought in to tackle #obesity. During Covid-19 obesity rates have risen dramatically & the NHS is under more pressure than ever. There's an urgent need for Govt to introduce evidence-based policies to help.
Source: our #data dashboard… [2/6]
Junk food multi-buys are well-known to encourage unnecessary unplanned purchases & therefore ⬆️spending.

The Govt’s own figures show they increase the amount of food purchased by 22%. Allowing retailers to continue to use them won’t help with the cost of living crisis [3/6]
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In our exciting new paper 🪘 published today in @PLOSMedicine we find the @MayorofLondon @TfL ban on #junkfood advertising reduces average household purchases of energy from HFSS grocery products by 1,001 kcal per week 🧵1/12…
Most strikingly, average weekly household purchases of energy from chocolate and confectionary fell by 317.9 kcal (19.4%) 2/12
Average weekly household purchases of fat, saturated fat and sugar from HFSS products also fell:⬇️fat (57.9 g; 6.5%),⬇️ saturated fat (26.4 g; 7.3%) and ⬇️sugar (80.7g; 10.5%) 3/12
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 01/26/2022…
Frequency of Adverse Events in the Placebo Arms of COVID-19 Vaccine Trials: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis | Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology | JAMA Network Open | JAMA Network…

#COVID19, #VaccineTrials, #AdverseEvents, #PlaceboArms
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And then this happens...literally like a @Deliveroo advert. However, it’s not, as its in a programme and therefore not covered by @ASA_UK (and wont be covered under future plans, if they go ahead, to ban #JunkFood adverts prior to 9pm watershed)
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#algoquemeditar 🔎💡
1) "“How can you think yourself a great man, when the first accident that comes along can wipe you out completely.”
or as @FeeriLee would say "How can you consider yourself the great S**t if you put all of your eggs in one basket."
2) Optimization is the favorite word for many people, governments or corporation, looking that input and output are "well" used, while everything extra is a "waste" or what is better called redundancy..which end up beign way better for the unkonws (as @paulportesi would stated).
3) This happens everywhere, beign even pathological, specially when not all risk are created equal, some will look at easy to spot risks, but the most terrible and common in our modern times, are the silent ones.
#fragility #optimization
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THREAD. 1. New research shows @DHSCgovuk #childhoodobesity plan proposals to restrict advertising on TV, online, social media and price offers are exactly the areas 11-19 most recall, & could be useful contribution to tackling this issue.
2. Current regulations meant to protect children from seeing all this marketing are often failing, & even when breaches of rules are exposed, as with @KelloggsUKI & Pringles ad on #PEWithJoe this week, @ASA_UK lets companies off the hook…
3. Meanwhile, we've been even more of a captive audience for new #junkfood marketing tactics during lockdown, as this excellent blog from @CernyCaroline at @OHA_updates eloquently and brilliantly explains:
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