French government caves in to pressure from food lobby over junk food

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The food industry is happy with the French government's new food and nutrition plan which, from its point of view, has rejected the most worrying measures that had been recommended by health experts. And according to a document obtained by Mediapart, the industry is also opposed to the carrying out of a study into the health risks posed by eating ultra-processed foods. Karl Laske reports on the results of a joint investigation between Mediapart and consumer group Que Choisir.

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The French food industry is opposed to the carrying out of a study into the potential health risks posed by eating too much so-called 'ultra-processed' food. That is a key finding of a joint investigation by Mediapart and consumer group and magazine Que Choisir into the influence of the food producers' lobby in France.