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The Sugar Tax: implications for the cane industry, obesity and consumer behaviour

The biggest concern is that the implementation of tax on sugary beverages will have serious implications for the sugarcane industry in the medium to long term as it will cascade down the value chain...

By Hamlet Hlomendlini 8 Mar 2017

New FemBioBiz Acceleration Programme to boost women in biosciences

An acceleration programme aimed at supporting women in biosciences was launched by the NEPAD Southern Africa Network for Biosciences on Tuesday, 21 February 2017...

23 Feb 2017

Budget speech announces further consultations on sugar tax, welcomed by industry

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's announced in his Budget speech on 22 February 2017 that there would be further consultations on the tax on sugar-sweetened beverages...

23 Feb 2017

Expert tips for a healthier lifestyle

February is national Healthy Lifestyles Awareness Month, with Healthy Lifestyles Awareness Day celebrated on 22 February...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 22 Feb 2017

Man-made famine declared in South Sudan, thousands face starvation

4.9 million people - more than 40 percent of South Sudan's population - are in need of urgent food, agriculture and nutrition assistance...

21 Feb 2017

#DesignMonth: What's in your lunch box?

FOODwelove aims to change how offices eat by offering desk jockeys the option to have a healthy and wholesome lunch delivered in a cleverly designed box, straight to their desk...

By Cari Coetzee 20 Feb 2017

Poisonous fungus gets into food and eats away at health

A researcher from North West University has raised the alarm over the high levels of mycotoxins in the food we eat on the African continent. Affected foods potentially include...

13 Feb 2017

Soft-drinks industry offers 'better' alternatives to sugar tax

The soft-drinks industry has proposed a raft of measures to reduce the daily number of calories consumed as an alternative...

By Linda Ensor 1 Feb 2017

New magazine The Vegan Life launches

Media 24 launches The Vegan Life magazine on 30 January 2017 for R49, available from all major retailers, with a digital version purchasable at www.mysubs.co.za...

30 Jan 2017

The low down on South Africa's Sugar Tax

The Minister of Finance announced in the February 2016 National Budget a decision to introduce a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), with effect from 1 April 2017...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 18 Jan 2017

Sugar wars: Coke faces first salvo in US false advertising lawsuit

Coca-Cola's claims that their SSBs are not linked to obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease will be tested in a lawsuit...

By Sharon Snell 9 Jan 2017

Sugar wars continued: BevSA responds to Dr Sundeep Ruder

BevSA says sugar intake is best controlled by education and product reformulation...

30 Dec 2016

UK bans online ads for junk food targeting children

Britain will ban junk food ads aimed at children from both print and social media from next year, the advertising rules watchdog said on Thursday, a move welcomed by campaigners against child obesity...

9 Dec 2016

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