‘Food labels are not a silver bullet to solve the NCD challenge’

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are a global concern. Accounting for 71% of deaths globally, the World Health Organization (WHO) lists poor diet as a major risk factor directly or indirectly associated with their prevalence.

Amongst initiatives proposed to improve public health, food labels come up time and time again. From nutrition labelling schemes – such as Nutri-Score or traffic light labels – to nutrition and health claims, food labels are commonplace in developed countries.

In developing countries, however, such labels can be less prevalent.

In South Africa, for example, some labelling is mandatory: food products must legally carry an ingredient list,

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The Bachelorette’s WoWo challenge is full of bad puns and cake

Katie Thurston shoves a large piece of wedding cake into Justin's mouth and sort of up his nose with the force of a rapid Covid test

Katie Thurston and Justin
Screenshot: ABC

Welcome back to The Takeout’s weird column about the food, or absence thereof, in the many corners of the Bachelor cinematic universe! I’m your host, Allison Shoemaker, and I have also seen the 1989 Cameron Crowe film Say Anything starring John Cusack and Ione Skye. In the sixth week of Katie Thurston’s Journey To Find Love, Katie makes it clear that she is pretty freakin’ bored with this stage of the process; she would like to ditch the cannon fodder and get down to the business of making out with burly Canadians

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