Three black octagonal labels on a Chilean product warn of high calories, sodium and saturated fat

Food activists are pushing for clearer labeling on nutritional risks

Unhealthy food is deadlier than tobacco. That was the stark conclusion of a 2019 study in the medical journal The Lancet, which found that diets high in sodium and low in whole grains and fruit were responsible for one in five deaths in 2017. The figure for smoking-related deaths that year were about one in …

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