Sweet power: the politics of sugar, sugary drinks and poor nutrition in Australia
Unhealthy diets and poor nutrition are leading contributors to Australia's burden of disease and burgeoning health-care costs. sugar sweetened beverages fotoIn 1980, just 10% of Australian adults were obese, today that figure is 28% – among the highest in the world. And yet, as shown on Monday night's Four Corners' episode – which was a stunning expose of food, nutrition and health politics in Australia – successive governments have done little to address it.

What the program highlighted was as important as what it did not. It showed a clear need for a sugar-sweetened beverage tax and a national strategy with a comprehensive package of measures to reduce obesity.  CONTINUE TO FULL REPORT