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Can’t turn a blind eye: Added sugar could be unmissable

The nation's health ministers have ordered a review to consider making it compulsory for packaged foods and drinks to carry labels quantifying the amount of added sugar they contain. The Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation chaired by Tasmanian senator Richard Colbeck specifically wants foods standards authorities to look at a “pictorial approach” to labelling sugary drinks. KEEP UP-TO-DATE WITH HEALTH NEWS HERE The move would potentially see Coca-Cola and other soft drinks slapped with demands to display pictures of multiple teaspoons of sugar on their labels. The idea is more broadly aimed at making it easier for consumers to distinguish between naturally occurring sugars and added sugars so they can weigh up how good or bad a product is for their health. “The forum agreed to request that Food Standards Australia New Zealand review nutrition labelling for added sugars, noting that the option to quantify added sugars in the nutrition information panel be..

The nation's health ministers have ordered a review to consider making it compulsory for packaged foods and drinks to carry labels quantifying the amount of added sugar they contain. The Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation chaired by Tasmanian senator Richard Colbeck specifically wants foods standards authorities to look at a "pictorial approach" to labelling sugary drinks. KEEP UP-TO-DATE WITH HEALTH NEWS HERE The move would potentially see Coca-Cola and other soft drinks slapped with demands to display pictures of multiple teaspoons of sugar on their labels. The idea is more broadly aimed at making it easier for consumers to distinguish between naturally occurring sugars and added sugars so they can weigh up how good or bad a product is for their health. "The forum agreed to request that Food Standards Australia New Zealand review nutrition labelling for added sugars, noting that the option to quantify added sugars in the nutrition information panel best met the desired outcome," according to a communique released by the forum. "Furthermore, the forum agreed that a pictorial approach applied to sugary beverages/sugar-sweetened beverages warrants further consideration, along with other options, pending the response to the HSR five-year review." READ ALSO The ministers agreed that consumers should have access to food labelling that provides "adequate contextual information about sugars" to enable them to make more informed choices. They further agreed that any label changes should be accompanied by education. Public Health Association of Australia chief executive Terry Slevin has told the Sydney Morning Herald the labelling of sugars on packaged foods and drinks needs to be enacted. Mr Slevin says the initiative should be incorporated into the calculation of health star ratings, something which had been recommended by an independent health star rating review. Australian Associated Press KEEP UP-TO-DATE WITH LOCAL NEWS AND GET FULL ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE BY SUBSCRIBING HERE.

The nation's health ministers have ordered a review to consider making it compulsory for packaged foods and drinks to carry labels quantifying the amount of added sugar they contain.

The Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation chaired by Tasmanian senator Richard Colbeck specifically wants foods standards authorities to look at a "pictorial approach" to labelling sugary drinks.

The move would potentially see Coca-Cola and other soft drinks slapped with demands to display pictures of multiple teaspoons of sugar on their labels.

The idea is more broadly aimed at making it easier for consumers to distinguish between naturally occurring sugars and added sugars so they can weigh up how good or bad a product is for their health.

"The forum agreed to request that Food Standards Australia New Zealand review nutrition labelling for added sugars, noting that the option to quantify added sugars in the nutrition information panel best met the desired outcome," according to a communique released by the forum.

"Furthermore, the forum agreed that a pictorial approach applied to sugary beverages/sugar-sweetened beverages warrants further consideration, along with other options, pending the response to theRead More – Source

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Castillo Copper directors show faith in the company by purchasing shares on market

Castillo Copper Ltd (ASX:CCZ) directors have demonstrated their faith in the company's strategy by purchasing shares on market.

Three directors have increased their holding in the company via the purchase of more than 1.45 million shares.

Castillo is advancing a three-pillar strategy to become a mid-tier copper producer.

Pillar I – Cangai Copper Mine: Plans are in place to advance this project through to bankable feasibility study;
Pillar II – Mt Oxide project: Located in the Mt Isa copperbelt with three priority targets including a sizeable massive sulphide conductor, historic deposit and mine; andRead More – Source

Castillo Copper Ltd (ASX:CCZ) directors have demonstrated their faith in the company's strategy by purchasing shares on market.

Three directors have increased their holding in the company via the purchase of more than 1.45 million shares.

Castillo is advancing a three-pillar strategy to become a mid-tier copper producer.

  • Pillar I – Cangai Copper Mine: Plans are in place to advance this project through to bankable feasibility study;
  • Pillar II – Mt Oxide project: Located in the Mt Isa copperbelt with three priority targets including a sizeable massive sulphide conductor, historic deposit and mine; andRead More – Source

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Oklo Resources hits 47 metres at 10.97 g/t gold at Dandoko in West Mali

Oklo Resources Ltd (ASX:OKU) has made an outstanding start on its 10,000-metre resource definition drilling program at the Seko prospect with a new high-grade intersection of 47 metres at 10.97 g/t gold.

The drilling program undertaken at the Dandoko Project in West Mali comprises air-core (AC), reverse circulation (RC) and diamond drilling, which is designed to result in a maiden resource estimate scheduled for completion early in Q2 2020.

At Dandoko, extensive gold anomalies have previously been outlined by auger drilling along a 12km-long gold corridor.

The potential of this corridor to host large, gold mineralised systems has been demonstrated by the recent drilling success at Seko and several other nearby prospect areas.

Managing director Simon Taylor said: “Our 2019-20 field season is off to an excellent start with the first batch of assay results providing strong indications for a new high-grade shoot developing within the lightly drill tested northern end of SK1.

“The reso..

Oklo Resources Ltd (ASX:OKU) has made an outstanding start on its 10,000-metre resource definition drilling program at the Seko prospect with a new high-grade intersection of 47 metres at 10.97 g/t gold.

The drilling program undertaken at the Dandoko Project in West Mali comprises air-core (AC), reverse circulation (RC) and diamond drilling, which is designed to result in a maiden resource estimate scheduled for completion early in Q2 2020.

At Dandoko, extensive gold anomalies have previously been outlined by auger drilling along a 12km-long gold corridor.

The potential of this corridor to host large, gold mineralised systems has been demonstrated by the recent drilling success at Seko and several other nearby prospect areas.

Managing director Simon Taylor said: “Our 2019-20 field season is off to an excellent start with the first batch of assay results providing strong indications for a new high-grade shoot developing within the lightly drill tested northern end of SK1.

“The resource definition drilling program is progressing well with the shallow AC component now completed and the deeper RC and diamond drilling phase expected to commence in late November.

“We look forward to reporting the remaining AC assay results and commencing the deeper drilling on what is shaping up to be an exciting period for the company in advance of its maiden mineral resource estimate.”

Seko drilling

Seko comprises five coherent auger gold trends (SK1-5) with a combined strike length of about 7 kilometres.

The current program is focusing on infill drilling and closing off areas of near-surface mineralisation at Seko anomalies SK1-5 and surrounding areas in advanceRead More – Source

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Meteoric Resources raises $7 million to accelerate Brazilian gold exploration

Meteoric Resources NL (ASX:MEI) has received a show of support from existing shareholders along with leading institutional investors who have committed to a placement, raising $7 million.

These funds will allow the company to accelerate exploration at the Juruena and Novo Astro gold projects in the highly prospective Alta Floresta Gold Belt in state of Mato Grosso, Brazil.

Meteoric is completing maiden drill programs at both projects, which are just 30 kilometres apart.

“True testament” to prospectivity
Managing director Dr Andrew Tunks said, “The support we have received from existing and new shareholders for Meteorics Brazilian portfolio of gold assets is a true testament to the sheer prospectivity that exists at both Novo Astro and Juruena.

“As a Board, we are delighted with how our initial exploration of both projects has progressed since acquisition in March of this year and this $7 million placement, which follows the $2.7 million in August, puts us in good stead to accelerat..

Meteoric Resources NL (ASX:MEI) has received a show of support from existing shareholders along with leading institutional investors who have committed to a placement, raising $7 million.

These funds will allow the company to accelerate exploration at the Juruena and Novo Astro gold projects in the highly prospective Alta Floresta Gold Belt in state of Mato Grosso, Brazil.

Meteoric is completing maiden drill programs at both projects, which are just 30 kilometres apart.

“True testament” to prospectivity

Managing director Dr Andrew Tunks said, “The support we have received from existing and new shareholders for Meteorics Brazilian portfolio of gold assets is a true testament to the sheer prospectivity that exists at both Novo Astro and Juruena.

“As a Board, we are delighted with how our initial exploration of both projects has progressed since acquisition in March of this year and this $7 million placement, which follows the $2.7 million in August, puts us in good stead to accelerate exploration at both our key projects.

“We welcome our new shareholders to the register and thank our existing shareholders for their ongoing support and I look forward to a fruitful 2020 ahead for Meteoric and its shareholders.”

Additional drilling

The placement will see 140 million new shares issued to sophisticated and professional investors at 5 cents per share.

Meteoric intends to accelerate the Brazilian exploration programs including:

  • 5,000 metres of diamond drilling at Juruena to expand known resources and test additional targets;
  • 3,000 metres of diamond drilling at Novo Astro testing under known artisanal open cast mines;
  • 20,000 metres of percussion/aircore drilling at Novo Astro to define the scale of the mineralised system outside historical mining areas; and
  • Expand the proposed geophysical programs at Novo Astro and Juruena.

Tunks said, “Following on from the completion next month of the 26 hole, 4,500-metre initial drilling program at Juruena, it is our intention to evaluate our program and plan for the next season of drilling.

“It is anticipated that the new drilling will focus on expanding the known mineralisation at depth at Dona Maria and along strike at Tomate.”

Look at under-drilled targets

He said, “Additionally, we will look at several other undRead More – Source

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