Now is the time to tax sugar

In the current global economic recession, governments are looking for ways to increase income and reduce expenditure. They need look no further than sugar. Our love affair with sugar is an addiction and it is killing us. No one needs it. Sugar (sucrose) is a disaccharide made up of two…

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Micronutrients must have Bioefficacy

In their SciDev.Net article, Thorne-Lyman and Fawzi highlight the links between malnutrition and infectious disease. I agree with their assessment that micronutrient interventions offer a low-cost, yet underfunded, strategy for preventing and treating infectious disease, and that it is ‘time to turn knowledge into action’. The underlying problem is that…

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