Junk food ads aimed at children set to stay: AUS
The communications watchdog has been accused of ignoring the health of our children after it decided against tougher rules for junk food ads on TV.
The Australian Communications and Media Authority has decided against ratcheting up the rules governing junk food advertising, saying there’s only limited evidence linking the ads with childhood obesity rates.
But the Australian Medical Association disagrees saying there’s clear evidence of a link between junk food ads and childhood obesity and wants the federal government to step in.
AMA president Andrew Pesce has compared the situation to the arguments once pushed by the tobacco industry.
By FoodWeek Online