Saturday 20th of April 2019

junk terror .....

junk terror .....

 

‘Some of Britain's biggest food brands, including McDonald's, Nestlé and Kellogg's, are using "underhand tactics" on the internet to directly target children with their unhealthy products, according to a report.

Stung by moves to restrict traditional methods of selling junk food to children, such as TV advertising, the consumer group Which says companies are often turning to the less heavily policed internet.

Which has named a dozen major food companies it says are turning to new "ploys" to target youngsters, often without parents knowing. And it accused them of delivering "empty rhetoric" when they claimed to have specific guidelines on marketing products high in salt, fat and sugar to children.’

Revealed: Secret Tricks To Sell Junk Food To Children

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Junk food can be as addictive as drugs like heroin and tobacco, according to a new study which involved feeding lab rats a diet of sponge cake and sausages. Once used to unhealthy foods, the rats would rather starve than eat healthily.

Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute in Florida discovered that lab rats fed on junk food became addicted to a bad diet in the same way that people became reliant on drugs.

According to the study, as the rats ate more unhealthy food there were changes in their brain patterns which left them needing to eat even more of it to reach the same levels of enjoyment. This is the same process that drug addicts experience, and the findings suggest that people who eat a lot of junk food may end up developing an addiction which could lead to over-eating and obesity.

http://www.thefirstpost.co.uk/61612,news-comment,news-politics,junk-food-as-addictive-as-heroin-says-study?DCMP=NLC-daily