Unhealthy food products and harmful food marketing practices are wreaking havoc on the public health sector, according to a new report by the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Olivier De Schutter.
The report states that increased consumption of highly processed foods or “junk food” has been linked to the rise in diabetes, cancer and heart diseases.
The UN special rapporteur, says the foods attract people with the lowest incomes because they are cheap.
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The right to food expert is calling on world leaders to counter food industry efforts to sell unbalanced processed products and ready-to-serve meals that are rich in fats, sugar and salt.
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