Tag: diabetes

Industry experts weigh in on effectiveness of ban on high-sugar beverage ads in Singapore

Singapore—The country added another first on its records earlier this month, upon banning advertisements that feature and promote beverages that are high in sugar, as well as requiring sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) to carry color-coded nutrition labels, the first country to ever do so in...

Big food companies vs. the Ministry of Health–Is banning sugary drinks a step in the right direction?

Food Industry Asia (FIA), an industry group made of food companies such as Coca-Cola, McDonald’s and Nestle, is questioning the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) proposal of banning sugary drinks and imposing a tax on importers and manufacturers, citing scientific research that say a ‘sugar...

Health Minister Gan Kim Yong: War on diabetes winnable, country in the right direction

At the recently held Ministerial Conference on Diabetes, which Singapore hosted, Gan Kim Yong, the country’s Health Minister said that the nation’s efforts to combat diabetes are “generally in the right direction.” He also told the press on Tuesday, November 27, that the war on...

The Fight Against Sugar

Obbana Rajah When the Budget 2018 was released, many picked up that there was nary a mention about a tax on sugar, despite the issue being brought up in PM Lee’s Mandarin National Day Rally Speech last year. However, it is still a pertinent issue as...