Sugar tax isn’t an easy fix to obesity problem – The Globe and Mail

Earlier this week, Ireland became the latest country to announce a tax on sugary drinks.Beginning in April, 2018, it will impose a levy of 20 cents a litre on non-alcoholic water-based or juice-based drinks with added sugar content of five grams or more per 100 millilitres. The levy increases to 30 cents a litre if the sugar content exceeds eight grams a litre. Both pure fruit juice and dairy products are exempt because they are deemed to have nutritional value.

Irish Heart called the action “probably the single most important action government can take to tackle Ireland’s obesity crisis.

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Source: Sugar tax isn’t an easy fix to obesity problem – The Globe and Mail

How Much Candy Would Kill You?

Before you stuff your face with candy until you max out this Halloween, we want you to ask yourself how much is too much. Well folks, in keeping with the dark, spooky atmosphere of late October, we’re taking a look at how many pieces of fun sized candy can kill you – if all eaten in one sitting. Oh and for you candy corn lovers out there, we’re crunches those numbers too. Continue reading