Future of Tax

Submission on ‘Future of Tax: Submissions Background Paper’, to the Tax Working Group Secretariat Submission...
No Surprises as  Obesity Dominates Discussion

No Surprises as Obesity Dominates Discussion

As predicted, the food industry year is shaping up to be dominated by what more can be done to reduce obesity. This is no surprise since New Zealand’s obesity rate remains one of the highest in the developed world. It’s a problem everyone should be concerned about. As...
Companies live up to Healthy Kids Pledge

Companies live up to Healthy Kids Pledge

Food companies remain committed to continuing progress on product reformulation, according to FGC’s report to the Government on year 1 of the Healthy Kids Industry Pledge. The report to the Ministry of Health shows that many FGC member companies have been involved in...
Chocolate Industry could Match Wine, Honey Success

Chocolate Industry could Match Wine, Honey Success

Being raised in Dunedin, the presence of the Cadbury factory looming large not far away down the hill made sure chocolate played a big part in my youth. Cadbury World was the Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory of my schooldays, and I visited it many times with school over...
Sugar tax chalkboard theory fails real-life test

Sugar tax chalkboard theory fails real-life test

Criticism by Otago University campaigners of analysis by NZIER economists on the effectiveness of a sugar tax is weak, says FGC. The campaigners called for New Zealand to follow the UK’s lead and introduce a tiered levy on sugar in drinks that sends a ‘price signal’...
Has Tide on Sugar Debate Finally Turned?

Has Tide on Sugar Debate Finally Turned?

Has the tide on the sugar tax debate finally turned? Has evidence and common sense prevailed? A week can be a long time in politics, but a couple of recent events have given me hope that the tide has turned – that we may be able to stop wasting time debating a policy...
X