Contents: Acknowledgements -- What is the purpose of this introductory guide? -- Why use domestic laws in the fight against obesity? -- What must be considered when using domestic laws in the fight against obesity? -- The Agreement on Agriculture -- The SPS Agreement -- The TBT Agreement -- Which approach is best used in the fight against obesity? -- Pricing controls -- Restrictions on supply -- Labelling requirement -- How might a regulatory approach be justified? -- Where to from here? -- Conclusion -- References
Prepared by Dr Mark Lawrence, Senior Lecturer, School of Health Sciences, Deakin University, Burwood, Victoria, Australia, as a background document for the FAO/SPC/WHO Consultation on Food Safety and Quality in the Pacific, held in Nadi, Fiji on 11-15 November 2002, supported by comments from Ms Josephine Cooper, Director, Centre for Health, Law, Ethics and Policy, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSWAustralia.
Field of Research
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