17 Mar 2016

Sugar Tax On Fizzy Drinks - Dr Gerhard Sundborn & Steve Crew

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:16 pm on 17 March 2016

Britain will introduce a sugar levy on soft drinks in two years' time to tackles it's growing obesity crisis. Britain joins France, Belgium, Hungary and Mexico in recently imposing a tax on drinks with added sugar whiel while Scandinavian countries have levied similar taxes, with varying degrees of success, for many years. Dr Gerhard Sundorn, a Research fellow at Auckland University and Steve Crew, chief executive of Diabetes New Zealand, talk about the introduction of a sugar tax on fizzy drinks in the UK.

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