2018/2019 Sugar Cane Crop Opens While World Sugar Prices Continue Declining

For the latest news across Belize, visit: http://edition.channel5belize.com/ The mills at the A.S.R./B.S.I. factory at Tower Hill cranked up this morning to give way to the 2018-2018 sugar cane crop. Production is expected to be in the range of one hundred and forty thousand metric tons for the export market where there is already a…

Snack Tax May Be More Effective Than a Sugary Drink Tax to Tackle Obesity

Source: https://www.enn.com Taxing high sugar snacks such as biscuits, cakes, and sweets might be more effective at reducing obesity levels than increasing the price of sugar sweetened drinks, suggests a study published by The BMJ. Taxing high sugar snacks such as biscuits, cakes, and sweets might be more effective at reducing obesity levels than increasing…

Obesity: raising price of sugary snacks may be more effective than soft drink tax

Source: https://www.bmj.com Increasing the price of sugary snacks such as biscuits, cakes, and sweets could be more effective at cutting obesity levels than increasing the price of sugar sweetened drinks, says a study published in The BMJ.1 The modelling study estimated the potential effect on body mass index (BMI) and the prevalence of obesity from…

‘Snack Tax’ Will Have Much Greater Impact Than Levy on Soft Drinks

Source: https://www.medscape.com Taxing sugary snacks like cookies and cakes may have a substantially larger impact in fighting obesity than levies on sweetened drinks, suggests a new study. Using economic modeling, UK researchers found that increasing sugary snack prices by 20% had an effect on annual calorie intake, body mass index (BMI), and obesity prevalence much greater than that…