The Sugar debate has officially hit fever pitch. In the last week alone we have seen:
• Government health officials go to war with Coca Cola over who is best placed to do research on the UK’s obesity crisis.
• Heard Jamie Oliver taking David Cameron to task on ‘not doing enough’ to cut childhood obesity.
• Read that government ministers have shelved studies that claim taxing sugar would undoubtedly curb the country’s obesity crisis.
It seems we have the perfect storm. Yet no-one is really taking responsibility for it.
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