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Mexico requires warning labels on some processed foods

Dec 4, 2020
The "junk food" labeling warns that some foods are high in sodium, or have excessive sugars.
Esteban Pérez works in the family business: a store in Mexico City that his grandfather started decades ago. He shows a soda can with the new warning labeling in Mexico.
Rodrigo Cervantes
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How Mexico is fighting obesity

May 18, 2015
The obesity rate in Mexican children has reportedly tripled in the past decade.

The rise, fall, and rise again of the Twinkie

May 4, 2015
Handling the Twinkie empire hasn't been a piece of cake.
The golden spongecake is making a comeback. 
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Florida latest state to try to control food stamp purchases

Jan 30, 2012
After similar legislation failed in California, Texas, and Illinois, a lawmaker in Florida is hoping to ban the use of food stamps to buy soda, candy, and other junk food.

What Now: The junk food diet

Jan 5, 2012
Millions of Americans make resolutions to change the way they eat. But, can we change the way food is marketed to us?