Gulp! Taxman no more Mr Sweet Guy

11 January 2016 - 09:33 By KATHARINE CHILD

As countries around the world debate taxing unhealthy food, South Africa's food and beverage industry is gearing up to self-regulate by reducing junk food advertising to children, offering more lower kilojoule products and selling fizzy drinks in smaller cans. A study last week showed that the sugar tax on soda instituted in Mexico - which is one of the world's fattest countries - in 2014 led to a 12% decrease in sales of sweetened drinks.

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