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In the debate on a healthier diet, physicians and consumer protectors make pressure for comprehensive restrictions on advertising.

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for high sugar, fat and salinity foods should come in television, internet streaming and radio a ban on advertising from 6:00 to 23:00, the consumer centers, the AOK-Bundesverband and the Science Alliance Deutsche Allianz demanded non-transferable diseases on Wednesday. He belongs to several medical professionals. From food and advertising industry criticism came to the demands.

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The Head of Consumer Policy at the Consumer Center Bundesverband, Jutta Gurkmann, said: "To protect children, politics may not make half things." Advertising restrictions would have to apply to all channels such as cinema, magazines or social media. Otherwise advertising would be relocated to loopholes. For poster advertising for «unhealthy» products, a 100-meter ban mile to apply to kitas, schools and playgrounds, the organizations called for. Healthy foods that fulfilled recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) should not be affected by prohibitions. In Germany, about 15 percent of children and adolescents are overweight.

The demands go to the concrete design of plans of the Federal Government to new advertising restrictions. SPD, FDP and Greens have agreed in the coalition agreement: "Children's advertising for food with high sugar, fat and salt content may not exist in the future for shipments and formats for under 14-year-old." The consumer organization Foodwatch reaffirmed such a protection only for children up to 13 years are not rich. Youth age from 14 to 17 is a particularly critical time for the development of overweight and obesity. Marketing for unhealthy, directed exclusively to children, should no longer be allowed - on no cereal packaging, in no Instagram post.

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«Overweight not only by advertising»

The Central Association of the German Advertising Industry criticized, the initiative wanted to give the impression that overweight development in children are fully on the factor of advertising and this Simply banned greatly. The industry is becoming a comprehensive nutritional strategy planned by the coalition.

The food association Germany explains the problem is complex. The industry reduces sugar, fat and salt in many foods - where it is technologically and tastefully useful. There are already comprehensive regulations for advertising that focuses on children. Also needed are simple offers for health promotion and education about basics of balanced diet.

Renate Künast, spokeswoman for nutrition and agriculture in the general group of Greens, said overweight

already concerns the smallest and lead to significant sequelae. Nevertheless, advertising for suckled cornflakes or entries, greasy chips daily and everywhere. Sweets and snacks are no life, but enjoyants. "For us, advertising restrictions are an important measure to which we are committed to protecting children's health." On voluntary self-commitments of the economy you can not rely.

Punishment lines written by bad students 2000 years ago discovered in Egypt .
on the 18,000 pieces of engraved pottery discovered by a team of archaeologists in Egypt, some have traces of lines, written as a punishment by students. It is on the site of Athribis, a colony built 200 kilometers from Luxor in Egypt that the discovery was made by a team of researchers from the German University of Tübingen. Archaeologists have put more than 18,000 pieces of engraved pottery.

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