The Conservative Party is considering allocating food and drink manufacturers strict quotas for producing fatty and sugary foods and alcohol as part of its proposals to tackle obesity and excessive alcohol consumption. Under the proposals drawn up by the Working Group on Responsible Business, set up by the Conservative leader, David Cameron, in July, the issues would be tackled in a similar way to emission reductions under carbon emissions trading schemes, with manufacturers being allocated production limits allowing them to produce a certain quantity of fatty food or alcoholic drink. Those wanting to produce more than their quotas would be required to buy credits from companies prepared to produce less.
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Conservatives consider radical plan to tackle obesity and excessive drinking
- Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
- United Kingdom
- January 1 2007
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