This is a talk on Zoom about my new book, Let’s Ask Marion.
6:30 at the Jewish Community Center. Information and registration (required for Zoom link) here.
An article in FoodNavigator.com got my attention. It said the French food industry was outraged by a report from the French National Assembly calling for actions to make heavily processed (“ultraprocessed”) foods healthier.
The Assembly issued its non-partisan report in two parts:
The report includes recommendations for a wide variety of measures to improve the food supply, especially for children.
With respect to ultraprocessed foods, the report is tough. It provides evidence that the industry’s voluntary measures to improve the nutritional quality of its products are neither adequate nor effective.
Therefore, the Assembly proposes measures like these:
*Nutri-Score, as I have previously discussed, is a front-of-package labeling scheme that awards a letter grade to processed foods based on a combination of its desirable and undesirable nutrients (A is healthiest).
No wonder French food companies are upset. The French National Assembly wants to hold them accountable.