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Old Thu, Mar-30-17, 00:24
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Sugar is becoming one of the biggest risks for investors in the global food and beverage industry, fund manager AMP Capital says.

Amid rising obesity levels and growing healthcare costs, a new report from AMP Capital says concerns about the sweet stuff have begun limiting growth for companies manufacturing and selling high-sugar products.

"Sugar is emerging as one of the most prominent investment risks for the global food and beverage industry," AMP Capital's latest Corporate Governance Report, which looks at ESG [Environmental Social Governance] investment trends, said.

It pointed to moves including taxes on soft drink - so-called "soda taxes" - in Mexico, the United Kingdom and Philadelphia and changes to United States nutrition labelling laws as signs that sugar may no longer be such a sweet investment.

"Soft drink sales for some listed companies are flatlining or trending lower, and processed food purchases per capita are down in some markets," AMP said.

"There is evidence of increasing numbers of consumers making healthier food choices."

In Australia, AMP pointed to the Greens' policy to introduce a soda tax by the end of the year.

"While the major parties in Australia do not yet have plans to introduce any form of soda tax, the public discussion generated by the possibility of a soda tax has the potential to reduce consumption given that it shines a spotlight on the issue and accelerates consumer education about the health impacts of sugar," the report said.

"We believe these discussions will step up a notch during 2017."


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Old Thu, Mar-30-17, 05:06
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Love it!

Bwahahahahaha!
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Old Thu, Mar-30-17, 06:09
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Sugar is like a slow poison (drug), present in almost all the food we eat.....and interestingly bottled water is more expensive than soda
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I believe the processed food industry uses wheat and sugar as addictive substances. They add it to everything.
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Old Thu, Mar-30-17, 08:14
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Hurrah! This is great!
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Old Thu, Mar-30-17, 08:15
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This is the necessary outcome if we are honest with ourselves. Businesses will fail if they don't adapt to what is becoming common knowledge. They'll resist the inevitable, but need to diversify in other things or risk profits. This is true for any business over time; however, when there emerges a coercive fact regarding a primary product, time to adapt is of the essence or the business will close its doors. Think tobacco . . .
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Old Thu, Mar-30-17, 08:31
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Ironically, a tobacco company bought Nabisco. Trade one addicting substance for another
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Old Thu, Mar-30-17, 14:14
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Ironically, a tobacco company bought Nabisco. Trade one addicting substance for another


Which is exactly what I did. When I quit smoking, I started eating - a lot!
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Old Fri, Mar-31-17, 07:16
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Yup - more and more people are realizing it's been the sugar all along.
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Old Fri, Mar-31-17, 11:42
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I'm recovering from a long, baffling, and severe illness. At least and at last, I am using the word "recovering"

What is really becoming clear as I get appetite and energy back is how dramatically my wellbeing plummets when I don't eat right. I have been getting ruthless the last couple of weeks about seeing how low I can comfortably go, and two meals a day, all protein and fat and only carbs from non-starchy veg and the like, and things are continuing to improve.

But day to day, especially on a feeling-like-crap all the time baseline, that is not going to be so obvious.
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