The Daily Populous

Tuesday June 1st, 2021 day edition

image for Nestlé says over half of its traditional packaged food business is not 'healthy' in an internal presentation to top executives, according to a report

Just 37% of its consumer food and beverage products meet international health standards.

The global food company acknowledged the issue in an internal presentation seen by the Financial Times.

More than 60% of Nestlé's traditional packaged consumer food and beverage products do not meet an internationally recognized health standard, according to internal company documents seen by the Financial Times.

"Some of our categories and products will never be 'healthy' no matter how much we renovate," the company said in a presentation seen by top executives at the world's largest food conglomerate.

That includes categories such as infant nutrition, specialized health products and pet food, which follow regulated nutrition standards.".

The presentation highlighted the stats of some of the most unhealthy products made and sold by Nestlé-owned brands.

"Strawberry Nesquik is perfect at breakfast to get kids ready for the day," Nestlé says in its marketing text for the product. »

Naomi Osaka withdraws from French Open, takes break from tennis

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Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open on Monday and said she’s suffered “long bouts of depression,” according to her social media, one day after tennis’ Grand Slams threatened disqualification or suspension if she continued to skip press conferences.

Osaka announced last Wednesday that she would not do press conferences during the tournament, citing mental health and accepting that she would get fined.

“Here in Paris I was already feeling vulnerable and anxious so I thought it was better to exercise self-care and skip the press conferences,” was posted on Osaka’s social media. »

US spying on European allies is not acceptable, says France's Macron

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French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday that wiretapping allies was not acceptable after reports that the US National Security Agency (NSA) had spied on European allies.

Mr Macron said France and Germany were seeking full clarity on what happened.

"This is not acceptable amongst allies", he told a news conference after a virtual Franco-German meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. »