Entries by Coalition Team

Latin America’s war on obesity could be a model for U.S.

The Washington Post  Latin American countries have introduced a number of measures to tackle increased consumption of sugary beverages and ultra-processed foods in an effort to escape the obesity epidemic that has overtaken the United States. “One country and one strategy at a time, the region has pushed back against sugary beverages and ultra-processed foods […]

Critics seek tough punishment for YouTube over kids’ privacy

The Hill Times Consumer advocates are pushing for the US Federal Trade Commission to come down hard on YouTube’s handling of children’s privacy. The Center for Digital Democracy (CDD) and the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC)  are calling for YouTube to separate children’s videos from the rest of the platform in order to crack […]

Obesity ‘causes more cases of some cancers than smoking’

BBC News Cancer Research UK says bowel, kidney, ovarian and liver cancers are more likely to have been caused by being overweight than by smoking tobacco and that obese people outnumber smokers two to one in the UK. Their new billboard campaign highlighting the obesity-cancer risk has landed them in hot water for fat-shaming. Read […]

What’s so bad about processed foods? Scientists offer clues

CTV News Three recent studies offer more clues on how our increasingly industrialized food supply may be affecting our health, they also underscore how difficult nutrition science and advice can be. Distinguishing which processed foods might be better or worse is increasingly difficult as companies continually re-engineer products to make them seem more wholesome. Read […]