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17 Feb 2021

#GeorgeTalks on “Salt wars: using policy and the law to reduce salt intake”

The George Institute for Global Health invites you to a #GeorgeTalks on “Salt wars: using policy and the law to reduce salt intake” on Wednesday 10 March 2021 at 12pm (AEDT) to mark ‘World Salt Awareness Week’.


For this #GeorgeTalks event, we will be joined by Dr. Michael F. Jacobson, Senior Scientist and former Executive Director at the Center for Science in the Public Interest in Washington D.C.


Dr. Jacobson will discuss his recently published book, “Salt Wars: The Battle Over the Biggest Killer in the American Diet”, that outlines how food industry lobbyists and a small group of scientists and anti-regulatory politicians have successfully fought government efforts to reduce dangerous levels of sodium in our food. But progress is on the horizon.


There will also be a Q&A session, which will be hosted by Prof Jacqui Webster, Director of WHO CC on Population Salt Reduction at The George Institute for Global Health.


This #GeorgeTalks will be a hybrid event with the option to:

  • Attend and network in person over lunch; or
  • Join us online via Zoom.


Please register your attendance in person here; or your attendance online here.


We hope to see you on Wednesday 10 March.


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