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Australia: Junk logic is shielding junk food adverts

In an opinion piece, Jane Martin and Boyd Swinburn argue that television profits are still given priority over children’s health.

“The Australian Communications and Media Authority has nailed its colours to the mast: business for junk food advertisers is more important than preventing childhood obesity,” they say.

They were commenting on the news that the ACMA chose to ignore recommendations by leading health organisations and experts who want much tighter restrictions on junk food advertising.

A must read.

Read more: Sydney Morning Herald, 2 Sep 2009

Published on September 5, 2009 in Australian news