Tag Archives: food labeling

Why a ‘fat tax’ won’t work in Singapore- TODAY 12 Nov 2013

I’ve been pretty quiet recently and I apologize to readers. After my book “Myth or Magic: The Singapore Healthcare System” was published in September, I decided to take a short break from writing. The last 2 months have been intellectually invigorating. They were spent traveling around the region, looking at different models of care, new […]

Incredible how much sugar in packaged drinks!

The amount of sugar and calories in packaged drinks is incredible! Most standard carbonated drinks have 33 grams of sugar and about 136 calories per can (doesn’t matter if it’s Coca-Cola, Pepsi or any other brand). That’s roughly  eight teaspoons of sugar. And it’s not just the usual suspects but also the drinks we commonly perceive as […]