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Food And Soft Drink Companies Representing Some Two-Thirds Of European Food Advertising Pledge To Stop Promoting Junk Food to The Under 12s Within A Year, And Unlike A Similar Food Company Pledge In The US, This One Has Independent Verification
Philip M. Stone - December 12, 2007
European governments are serious in attacking obesity. Itís not just the individualís personal health Ė the disease kills 10-13% of all Europeans and obesity rates have tripled since the 1980s -- but itís a money issue, too, eating up some 2-8% of all health costs depending on the country. So itís no wonder the European Commission threatened food manufacturers that they take action, or action will be taken for them. available for restricted access.
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