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'We had to take action': States in Mexico move to ban junk food sales to minors
by James Fredrick

NPR (National Public Radio)    Translate This Article
14 September 2020

On 14 September 2020 NPR (National Public Radio) reported: Picture this: You're 17, you walk into a corner store and grab a Coca-Cola and Doritos, but the cashier refuses to sell them to you because you're underage. ... First Oaxaca's state legislature passed a ban on selling or giving out high-calorie packaged foods and sugar-sweetened drinks to minors on August 5. Less than two weeks later, Tabasco state approved a prohibition, too. Now at least a dozen other states are considering similar legislation. Global Good News service views this news as a sign of rising positivity in the field of health, documenting the growth of life-supporting, evolutionary trends.

More than 70,000 Mexicans have died from COVID-19, the world's fourth-highest recorded death toll, according to tracking by Johns Hopkins University. Two-thirds of those who died in Mexico had an underlying medical condition such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular problems, according to Health Department officials. That has led to a new urgency to change diets so that the younger generation doesn't suffer those ailments.

... The country's overweight health issue 'is not the fault of individuals, it's the fault of this nutritional environment that has been developed to favor those [junk food] products instead of health,' Lopez-Gatell, Mexico's coronavirus czar, said in July. He has since endorsed the Oaxaca bill.

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