La Guerra agli Zuccheri, ai Grassi e al Sale – LIVE TALKWITH NATALIA GONZALEZ, ANTONIO O’MULLONY, ANDREA POLI E CHRISTOPHER SNOWDON

THE WAR AGAINST FATS, SALT AND SUGARS / LA GUERRA AGLI ZUCCHERI, AI GRASSI E AL SALE LIVE TALK

 THURSDAY 28th JANUARY – h. 6pm CET – WATCH THE RECORDED EVENT

The event underlined six important points addressing the debate on Fats, Sugar and Salt:

  • consumers’ choice must be empowered;
  • Governments and institutions must employ a scientific methodology in policy making and give up ideological approaches;
  • higher taxes on ingredients such as sugar, SAFA, salt have no impact on weight reduction;
  • consumers education and empowerment are the key words;
  • a fair labelling system is crucial;
  • the food and nutrition system will be dramatically changed by personalized diet approaches.

We should move from a “negative diet” to a “positive nutrition”. It is not necessary to reduce fats, sugar and salt. It is necessary to improve the amount of nutrients in everyone diet (i.e. adding vegetables, fruits, fibers, polyunsaturated fats and so on). In the end, the consumers and the authorities should look at what we need to eat to stay healthy and not at the contrary. 

SPEAKERS

Natalia Gonzalez is the Director of Legal and Legislative Affairs at Libertad y Desarrollo. She is a lawyer from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of Chicago

Antonio O’Mullony is Research Associate at Civismo, Spain. He is specialized in lifestyle regulation, international trade, and multilateralism and a regular contributor to several newspapers

Andrea Poli is the founder of the Nutrition Foundation of Italy and he has conducted several studies on the implication of fat and sugar on people’s health

Christopher Snowdon is the head of lifestyle economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs. His research focuses on social freedoms, prohibition and policy-based evidence

MODERATING THE DEBATE

Pietro Paganini, Competere.eu

WATCH THE RECORDED EVENT

SPEAKER’S BIO

Natalia Gonzalez

Director of Legal and Legislative Affairs at Libertad y Desarrollo. 

She served as legislative advisor in the Ministries of Finance (2006-2007 / 2010-2011), Planning (2010) and Energy (2007-2008 / 2011-2012), participating in the design of public policies and in the drafting and negotiation, in the National Congress, of various bills related to social policy, the capital and financial markets and, as regards electricity law, the regulation of the electricity generation and distribution segment.

Between 2012 and 2014, she joined the Libertad y Desarrollo team for the first time as Director of the Legislative and Constitutional Program. Later, she worked at the newspaper El Mercurio, at the Hohmann y Asociados Consultant; and then she worked at the Universidad del Desarrollo, where she was the first Director of the Center for Regulatory Law and Business of the entity.

She has also been an assistant professor of the Commercial Law chair at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Since December 2020 she has been a Counselor of the Council for Transparency.

Antonio O’Mullony 

Researcher, specialized in international trade, at Civismo. Spanish settled in the United States he works for international financial institutions and previously for the Spanish Embassy in Washington. He is an expert in multilateralism and transatlantic and Ibero-American relations. Regular contributor to media such as Libertad Digital or Actuall. MBA, Economics, Constitutional Law, Journalism.

Andrea Poli 

Dr. Poli is the President of NFI-Nutrition Foundation of Italy.
His main scientific interests are in the area of lipoprotein disorders and atherosclerosis, population interventions in atherosclerosis prevention, study of the distribution of risk factors in the Italian population. He is author of more than 50 PubMed referenced publications.

Dr. Andrea Poli had a long-term collaboration with the Center for the Prevention and Therapy of Atherosclerosis and Dismetabolic Diseases, Niguarda “Cà Granda” Hospital, Milan. From 1986 to 1993, he was involved as Scientific Secretary in the Italian National Educational Program on Cholesterol Control.

Currently, he is collaborating with the “Servizio di Epidemiologia e Farmacologia Preventiva” (SEFAP) of the Department of Pharmacological Sciences of the University of Milan; he is member of the Review Board of the Istituto Autodisciplina Pubblicitaria, and Editor-in-chief of Nutrafoods, a peer-reviewed quarterly journal focusing on nutraceuticals.

Christopher Snowdon

He is the Head of Lifestyle Economics at the IEA. He is the author of The Art of Suppression, The Spirit Level Delusion and Velvet Glove; Iron Fist. His work focuses on pleasure, prohibition and dodgy statistics. He has authored a number of publications including Sock Puppets, Euro Puppets, The Proof of the Pudding, The Crack Cocaine of Gambling and Free Market Solutions in Health.

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Pietro Paganini
Presidente, Competere
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