Recent accusations appear to be suggesting that the likes of Coca- Cola, Nestle, PersiCo and Mars (to name a few) may be side- stepping promises made to make their products less ‘fattening’. In other words, they said they would make their food and drinks less calorific and generally better for your health, and have they…apparently not. This deal was made with the UK government under the ‘responsibility deal’, but it seems they have largely failed to reduce sugar content and calories. Coca- Cola have apparently reduced sugar in Sprite, but would not amend the recipe for Coke which contains 9g of sugar!! So should we be giving the food companies the opportunity to ignore demands that are in the best interest of the public, or should we take control and govern this in the way a government should!?
Mail Online, (2014). The bitter truth about pledges to cut sugar: Food giants including Coca-Cola and Nestle accused of side-stepping promises to make products less fattening. Retrieved 2nd June, 2014, from http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2645440/The-bitter-truth-pledges-cut-sugar-Food-giants-including-Coca-Cola-Nestle-accused-stepping-promises-make-products-fattening.html