15 Mar, 2015

Nestle, PepsiCo and others ‘use public funds to develop harmful snacks’

The Guardian | Sarah Boseley Health editor | Saturday 14 March 2015

Obesity charities say Innovate UK should not be paying multinationals to invent an energy-efficient chocolate machine or a new way to dry potatoes

Some grants to companies are greater than the amounts spent by local health services on tackling obesity, said the Coronary Prevention Group.

Snack food and confectionery companies, including Nestlé and PepsiCo, are paid substantial government subsidies to help them make products that will damage the nation’s health, according to charities involved in heart attack prevention and obesity.