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India needs to urgently implement front-of-pack labelling system for processed food

In today's fast-paced society, where convenience often surpasses nutrition, it is vital to look at the impact of ultra-processed foods on our health. While city dwellers have ample access to information about healthy eating choices, raising awareness among our rural folk is vital due to the rising non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in rural India. Several recent studies have unveiled this disheartening reality. For instance, a recent India Diabetes study conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research

highlights the escalating rates of diabetes, hypertension, obesity and cardio-vascular problems in rural regions, surpassing previous estimations.

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