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Tackling the obesity problem

41 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 28 August 2012

The government has been accused of "conniving with the food industry" and ignoring scientific evidence on obesity by a former advisor. Critics are also concerned that only a handful of companies have heeded voluntary guidelines launched last year to label food in restaurants with calorie counts and to reduce saturated fats, salt and sugar in food products.

So should the Government be doing more to monitor what is going into our food and introducing tougher regulation forcing the food industry to reduce fats and sugars? Or should you the consumer be doing more to stay healthy?

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