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McDonald’s and PepsiCo to help write UK health policy | Politics | The Guardian

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I just wish it were the 1st of April (or the equivalent here, 28th December). Unfortunately not …

The Department of Health is putting the fast food companies McDonald’s and KFC and processed food and drink manufacturers such as PepsiCo, Kellogg’s, Unilever, Mars and Diageo at the heart of writing government policy on obesity, alcohol and diet-related disease, the Guardian has learned. In an overhaul of public health, said by campaign groups to be the equivalent of handing smoking policy over to the tobacco industry, health secretary Andrew Lansley has set up five “responsibility deal” networks with business, co-chaired by ministers, to come up with policies. Some of these are expected to be used in the public health white paper due in the next month.

via McDonald’s and PepsiCo to help write UK health policy | Politics | The Guardian.

Strange Random Food Quote:

As a child my family’s menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it. – Buddy Hackett

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