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National Safe Food Day 2024

Fri, 09/02/2024 - 11:52
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On this National Safe Food Day, we renew our calls for warning labels on processed foods to guide consumers towards healthy food choices. Processed foods are designed for maximising convenience for consumers, and profits for producers. They are not often designed prioritising health and human life. #FoodLabelsSaveLives

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World Cancer Day 2024

Sun, 04/02/2024 - 15:57
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A recent Lancet publication reports on the global burden of cancer, which has soared in recent decades. The study on a UK cohort found evidence that increased #ProcessedFood consumption may be linked to an increased incidence & mortality for cancers, particularly some site-specific cancers, especially ovarian cancer. This emphasises the urgent need for Front of Pack warning labels on processed foods. Will policy makers recognise the gravity of the issue & ACT? #FoodLabelSaveLives

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This Diabetes Day, think inside the box

Wed, 15/11/2023 - 11:07

November 14, World Diabetes Day, provides an opportunity to raise awareness on the metabolic disorder as a global public health issue. The focus of the campaign in 2023 is on delaying or preventing type 2 diabetes and diabetes related complications, with the slogan being “Know your risk, Know your response.”

So, do you know your risk in terms of what you’re consuming?

World Diabetes Day 2023

Tue, 14/11/2023 - 14:57
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Diabetes is a chronic condition with potentially life threatening complications like heart disease, kidney disease, oral complications, complications during pregnancy, loss of vision and nerve damage. When left untreated, it can lead to early death. Do not delay testing. Much of our diabetes incidence is driven by our love of processed foods. Join us in asking for Front of Pack Warning Labels on processed foods. These will warn consumers of high levels of fats, salt and sugars in processed food. #FoodLabelsSaveLives #WorldDiabetesDay

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World Heart Day 2023

Fri, 29/09/2023 - 15:44
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Our modern lifestyles (processed foods, little exercise) combined with our poor awareness of heart health explains much of the increase we are seeing in killer heart attacks. Processed foods contain excessive amounts of sodium, sugars and trans fats - each of these is a danger to your heart. Be kind to your heart by reducing your consumption of processed foods. We continue to ask for Front of Pack warning labels on processed foods that will help consumers make healthy food choice. #FoodLabelsSaveLives #WorldHeartDay

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Food safety in the era of online shopping

Thu, 20/07/2023 - 15:48

The importance of food safety cannot be overstated, especially with  accessibility and convenience taking priority over health and nutrition in our modern lives. Questions around food safety become more crucial as e-com portals enter the space. Food shopping on e-com portals adds a layer of anonymity to the foods we purchase and consume.  Traditionally, food shopping would have taken several trips to the grocery store or fresh foods market, with much deliberating, sniffing, handling and haggling before the purchase was made.

Beware of Hypertension - 'the silent killer'

Fri, 09/06/2023 - 14:53
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A recent study published in the Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology journal places the incidence of hypertension in India at 35.5%. This finding has serious implications for the health of the nation. This booklet on 'Hypertension - the silent killer' was released on occasion of the World Hypertension Day and is free to download and distribute.

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