Campaigning for reduced sugar

Germany’s food minister Julia Klöckner has campaigned for trade-offs with the industry and turned to state-imposed measures such as a sugar tax, when speaking at the second German sugar reduction summit.

The current state relies on a basic agreement with manufacturers and retailers, where sugar, fats and salt in finished products should be significantly reduced by 2025. The questions of how much should be set by the end of this year.

Klöckner leaves open a back door, saying if the goals were not achieved, “the state would have to follow suit.”

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