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How Senate can work across party lines to stop the marketing of junk food to children

By Tom Warshawski and Yves Savoie       

Bill S-228 has been amended by the House to make it more resistant to legal challenge and has been passed back to the Senate for the final vote.

The Senate has the choice of either protecting the health of our children by passing Bill S-228 in a timely manner or protecting the interests of the industry food lobby by continuing to delay its passage, write Tom Warshawski and Yves Savoie. Photograph courtesy of Unsplash

The crops grown by Canadian farmers and the livestock they raise are of the highest quality. In many cases, however, when these healthy foods are industrially processed, harmful amounts of salt, sugar, and saturated fat are added. Consumption of excessive quantities of these nutrients of concern are known to contribute to high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes and some cancers.

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