Speaking on Channel 4 Who Made You Fat? Jamie Oliver has opened up about the hindrance – and threats – he experienced while campaigning for the Sugar Tax in 2015. The controversial tax was finally implemented the following year, with a twist. mixed reception.
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Jamie Oliver shared about a period in his life when he suffered “multiple break-ins” and digital security hacks.
The TV chef, 46, strongly implied that his involvement in the controversial Sugar Tax campaign was the driving force behind the string of attacks.
Jamie has made shocking revelations to Michael Mosley on his new Channel 4 show, Michael Mosley: Who Made Britain Fat?
Journalist turned doctor explores the growing rise of obesity in the UK in a new two-part series and strikes up a conversation with the TV chef for a chat about the Sugar Tax and home involvement water in promoting healthy living.
Jamie was a strong supporter of the Sugar Tax at the time – even successfully rolling it out in his restaurant chains around the country before it became official government law.
Speaking to Michael on Channel 4, the father of five admitted he has received pressure from companies in the food industry when he publicly campaigned for the controversial tax.
At one point, Michael asked the cooking sensation if he’d ever felt threatened by companies.
Pausing and pondering over his words, Jamie confesses: “I have to be pretty careful about what I say… the second I started pre-production sugar rush up until the time of the sugar tax. It’s the only time in my life where I’ve had multiple break-ins, massive digital security… people breaking into our systems.”
Then he added: “I can’t say it has anything to do with that and I can’t prove it, all I can say is that in the 46 years I’ve lived on this planet, the only time any of that has ever happened once, let alone multiple times, is in that five-month period.”
Jamie regularly met with Prime Minister David Cameron and Prime Minister George Osborne – who also appeared on the show – before the Sugar Tax was confirmed in 2016.
After the tax was introduced in April 2018, manufacturers of soft drinks containing more than 5g of sugar per 100ml had to pay a tax of 18p a liter to the Treasury, or 24p a liter for sugar content per 8g per 100ml. .
Jamie wrote on her website at the time: “This levy is one of the most important and iconic moments in our fight to protect children against diet-related illnesses. to drink.
“This is a progressive tax that, on the good side, is – let’s remember – polled at 69%, and will bring much-needed new money into the education system.”
Before the government announced the National Beverage Industry Law, Jamie had tax checks at his own restaurants, the now defunct Jamie’s Italy chain.
In June 2015, the cookbook author announced that each drink on his menu with added sugar would cost 10p more and that money would help pay for food education and school fountains learn.
Two years later, it was confirmed that the containment measure had worked, when Jamie’s Italian restaurant reported a significant drop in sales of its sugary drinks.
* Michael Mosley: Who made Britain fat? continues at 9pm on Wednesday, March 3 on Channel 4.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/jamie-oliver-suffered-multiple-break-26429979 Jamie Oliver suffered multiple security breaches and hacks during the Sugar Tax campaign