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Sugar taxes: Sweet success or a sorry story? It usually depends who you ask... Pic:getty/bopav

Sugar taxes: The global picture

By Rachel Arthur, Elaine Watson, Stephen Daniells, Gary Scattergood, Niamh Michail

Sugar taxes continue to hit the headlines, but the introduction of new legislation is never straight-forward. We take a look at 20 countries around the globe where sugar taxes have been in the news.

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News in Brief

Brazil’s first GM sugarcane deemed safe by US FDA

By Stephen Daniells

The United States Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has concluded that raw and refined sugar produced from Brazil's first genetically-modified sugarcane variety is safe.

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PAHO aims to improve impact of nutrition programs in Latin America

By Mary Ellen Shoup

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in collaboration with George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health and the Yale School of Public Health, with financing from the Government of Canada, are working to improve the efficacy...