Lifestyle Economics

The state can’t remove calories from food without consequences

Christopher Snowdon writes in CapX

IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon has written for CapX criticising proposals to reduce calories in food products by a further 10 per cent.

Christopher said:

“Public Health England (PHE) is dead but its terrible ideas live on. In 2015, PHE initiated a ruse in which it planned to remove 20% of the sugar from most processed food.

“The idea was that the companies would slyly remove sugar from their trusted brands and consumers would lose weight without having to make any effort.

“It didn’t quite work out like that. The food industry had to break it to PHE that you can’t take the sugar out of a cake or chocolate bar without compromising the size and texture, not to mention the taste.”

The full piece can be read here.