Daily Archives: October 12, 2016

WHO backs controversial sugar tax on sweetened beverages to stem obesity

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday it would support a 20% to 50% tax on sugary drinks by governments as a solution to the global rise in obesity and type-2 diabetes.

The UN agency said the recommended tax should not only be limited to soda but all sugar-sweetened beverages such as sports drinks, energy drinks, fruit punch, sweetened iced tea, vitamin waters and lemonade.

Guinness Nigeria seeks increase of local content by partnering with Benue State Government

Guinness Nigeria Plc has expressed an interest in partnering with the Benue State Government to increase local sourcing of raw materials for its operations and would consider working with local farmers towards meeting that goal.