The minister of Health, Gins Gonzlez Garca, today highlighted the importance of approving a food labeling law to promote a alimentacin healthy in the population, considering that being overweight and obesity constitute “a pandemic quieter and less strident but much more deadly “and imply” a serious public health problem “for Argentina.
Before a plenary session of the Senate committees in which it will seek to unify 13 initiatives of the ruling party and the opposition to sanction a new food lawThe minister valued the basic agreements reached among all sectors to advance this proposal and said that it is “an issue that worries modern states from many angles.”
“In our case, all the surveys indicate that it is a pandemic quieter and less strident but far more deadly than the overweight and obesity“, he stressed to the senators of the Health and Industry and Commerce of the Upper Chamber.
The consensus text that the Senate seeks to approve establishes -among other points- that edible products must carry a labelled on the main face of the container: a “warning stamp” to inform the consumer of the added sodium, sugars, or fats in “critical content”.
Gonzlez Garca explained that “if one had to take a single measure that was useful for the future of humanity it would clearly be to succeed in a strategy that diminishes or ends the overweight and obesity“although he recognized that” this is not easy “since various factors intervene” such as cultural components “.
Among the factors that aggravate the situation of the alimentacin, the minister highlighted “a higher caloric income“which, added to the previous characteristics,” is a cocktail that has an impact on health “and tends to” produce this disease that she is the mother of many diseases “.
For Gonzlez Garca, in Argentina the healthy eating “Besides being a health problem, it is a problem of equity” and he reaffirmed that this type of policy “is central” for the Government of Alberto Fernández.
The minister indicated that “once the regulatory system is modified, it will be necessary to modify the Food code“and considered that advertising is also a key issue to achieve a healthy diet.
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