The World Federation of Obesity and the International Consumer Federation issued a disturbing report on the junk food. These entities ensure that the risk of disease for this food it can be compared to nicotine and mortality. Levels of health risk because of obesity caused by junk food levels are exceeding risk of death because of the nicotine.
They have been asked to change the recipes of their products; they must change the levels of sugar and salt, and saturated fat too. Also, as a precaution, consumers organizations have asked that the food containers were labeled with information about the side effects of this food, just as there are labels on packets of snuff.
To palliate the effects of people eating junk food there are some propositions in the table like: raise taxes on less healthy products, more thorough and strict regulation of foods that contain high in saturated fats, sugar and salt, and restrict advertising of junk food at the Medias. I think that from all these measures they forgot the most important: Educating people to eat healthy. Really, a pleasure as eating ends up being a nightmare for many people.