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Demand warning labels on ultra-processed food.

Why is this important?

Many of us don’t realise that some food products we buy threaten our health [1]. Some big businesses are making a lot of money selling us products with a lot of sugar, salt, fats and added sweeteners. We are seeing more and more people in our communities suffering from diseases like type-2 diabetes and high blood pressure that can lead to stroke or heart disease [2]. The good news is that the government is listening to public health experts and considering regulations that would force businesses to put warning labels on their unhealthy products [3]. This will help us to identify unhealthy foods.

We only have until the 21st of July 2023 to send in enough public comments to show the health department that we support warning labels on all unhealthy food and regulating advertising aimed at children and misleading health claims.

Demand warning labels on ultra-processed food.

Why is this important? 

Many of us don’t realise that some food products we buy threaten our health [1]. Some big businesses are making a lot of money selling us products with a lot of sugar, salt, fats and added sweeteners. We are seeing more and more people in our communities suffering from diseases like type-2 diabetes and high blood pressure that can lead to stroke or heart disease [2]. The good news is that the government is listening to public health experts and considering regulations that would force businesses to put warning labels on their unhealthy products [3]. This will help us to identify unhealthy foods.

We only have until the 21st of July 2023 to send in enough public comments to show the health department that we support warning labels on all unhealthy food and regulating advertising aimed at children and misleading health claims.

Some big businesses will do anything to protect their profits even if it hurts our health.

Cigarette companies tried to stop government warning labels on their products [4], and already some big food businesses have been finding ways to lobby the health department behind closed doors [5]. The evidence is on our side [6], so if enough of us come together to send public comments to support stronger regulations, our leaders may have no choice but to listen.

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Some big businesses will do anything to protect their profits even if it hurts our health.

Cigarette companies tried to stop government warning labels on their products [4], and already some big food businesses have been finding ways to lobby the health department behind closed doors [5]. The evidence is on our side [6], so if enough of us come together to send public comments to support stronger regulations, our leaders may have no choice but to listen.

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Nutrition labels on packaged foods do not have to be confusing.South Africa deserves easy-to-understand information about the food we consume.Show your support. Click on this link: awethu.amandla.mobi/petitions/demand-warning-labels-on-all-unhealthy-food?source=cmt-SM #whatsinourfood#betterlabelsbetterchoices ... See MoreSee Less
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There are now 37 million children globally under 5 who are overweight. The marketing of nutrient-poor ultra-processed foods is the leading cause. We need to stop the industry from putting our children’s health at risk.Demand warning labels on unhealthy food. Click on this link: awethu.amandla.mobi/petitions/demand-warning-labels-on-all-unhealthy-food?source=cmt-SM #ChildprotectionWeek #ProtectOurChildren #Nutrition #BetterLabels ... See MoreSee Less
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