Islands propose ban on western junk food

In an attempt to improve the health of its citizens, a group of islands in the South Pacific have pledged to restrict imported junk food in favour of organic, homegrown produce

Leaders of a group of South Pacific islands would like to ban unhealthy western junk food and go organic. Authorities in Torba province in the nation of Vanuatu want to stop people eating unhealthy imports in favour of locally grown seafood, fruit and vegetables.

The majority of its 10,000 residents are subsistence farmers.

A young girl eats cocoa beans fresh from the pod. Image: Irene Scott/AusAID

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