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Plain packaging laws for cigarettes could be extended to confectionery, representing a huge threat to hard-won company trademarks, says the Institute of Economic Affairs. ©iStock/AlexLMX

Guest article: Institute of Economic Affairs

Plain confectionery packaging a heavy-handed response to health concerns

By Christopher Snowdon , Head of Lifestyle Economics, Institute of Economic Affairs

Legislating for tobacco-style plain packages for confectionery is a disproportionate response to the obesity crisis and strips companies of valuable trademarks, writes the Institute of Economic Affairs' head of lifestyle economics.

GM: Breaking the stalemate

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GM: Breaking the stalemate

Food industry voices are joining those of politicians in the GM debate, hailing the controversial technology as the answer to the food supply crisis. But the hearts and minds of consumers must still be won.

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