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Unscientific guidelines opened the door to government interference in food supply


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Chris Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented in the Mail Online on the suggested pudding tax.

In the article he argues that the only reason children are eating twice as much sugar as the Government recommends is because the Government arbitrarily halved the sugar guidelines. These unrealistic and unscientific new guidelines opened the door to government interference in the food supply on a vast scale.

The reality is that sugar consumption in Britain is significantly lower than it was in the 1970s.

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