THE conversation in New Zealand about a sugary drink tax, of perhaps 20 per cent, has reached the prime minister’s office. Findings of a report requested by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern...

The Australian Federal Government has said it has no intentions of introducing a tax on sugary drinks despite renewed calls to do so from the Australian Medical Association. Late last week, the Australian...

Disadvantaged groups would not be unfairly punished if a sugar tax was applied to drinks sold in Australia says a new study by Deakin University’s Global Obesity Centre. Deakin researchers found that...

The French government has banned food service providers from offering free soft drink refills. The ban affects all restaurants and fast food outlets, along with schools and camps. Alongside sugary soft...

A new World Health Organisation (WHO) report is predicting that the global number of obese children could rise from 41 million to 70 million over the next decade unless governments intervene.   The...