All blog posts in Public Policy

Despite opposition from industry groups at home and internationally, Ireland will soon be the first country to warn drinkers of the links between cancer and any alcohol consumption on the drinks label. How did they do it?
Our Policy and Public Affairs team established a tradition last year: every December, we reflect on the past year – good and bad – and look ahead to the next. We’ve crunched the numbers behind what we’ve been up to so let’s begin the count for 2023…
The likelihood of developing and dying from a preventable cancer varies markedly in people, and in ways that are unequal and unfair.
Ultra-processed foods have been all over the news lately. Headlines suggest they're terrible for our health and we should steer clear. But although the click-bait stories may pique our interest, it’s certainly not the whole story.
Kendra Chow, Policy and Public Affairs Manager at World Cancer Research Fund International, says governments need to act on universal health coverage at the upcoming UN High-Level Meeting in September.
Multibuy deals are marketed as a way to save money. But is that really how they work, or is there another agenda?
There’s strong evidence that physical activity cuts the risk of cancer, but people don't move enough on a daily basis. Can policy changes reverse this trend?
Our new policy indexes show the status of nutrition & physical activity policy in Europe and enable young people to advocate for better policies to tackle obesity
More than 45,000 tonnes of sugar has been removed from soft drinks in the UK following the tax introduced in 2018. Jennifer O'Mara and Ioana Vlad from our Policy team consider the levy's impact
Our Head of Policy and Public Affairs Rebecca Taylor delves into the politics of processed meat in light of WCRF’s UK Cancer Prevention Awareness Week 2023 and the importance of reducing our processed meat consumption to reduce cancer risk.