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Healthy argument

Some experts believe sugar now poses as big a threat to public health as cigarettes. With obesity costing the NHS billions of pounds every year, can investors force food manufacturers to start being…
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Rathbone Greenbank Review Spring 2017

The momentous political events of 2016 left many investors with an altered sense of what can and cannot be predicted. With Donald Trump now in place in the highest office of a global superpower and  the UK’s Brexit negotiations imminent, this year’s elections in Europe may give a further indication of the extent to which the world  is changing.

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Sugar - an increasing risk to health and wellness

On 18 August 2016, the UK government published its long-awaited childhood obesity strategy. Succeeding the voluntary and largely unsuccessful Public Health Responsibility Deal of 2011, this new strategy calls for all food producers to aim for a 20% cut in sugar levels in products popular with children by 2020, as well as providing more detail on the proposed levy on sugar in soft drinks.

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