Some other items that may be of interest:
CLICK HERE for an excellent synthesis in the Lancet Series on NCDs entitled:
Profits and pandemics: prevention of harmful effects of tobacco, alcohol, and ultra-processed food and drink industries.
"We assess the effectiveness of self-regulation, public—private partnerships, and public regulation models of interaction with these industries and conclude that unhealthy commodity industries should have no role in the formation of national or international NCD policy. Despite the common reliance on industry self-regulation and public—private partnerships, there is no evidence of their effectiveness or safety. Public regulation and market intervention are the only evidence-based mechanisms to prevent harm caused by the unhealthy commodity industries."
The EU Commission allowed a 40 minute discussion on this at the European Platform on Diet and Physical Activity on 28th February. Along with the other public interest NGOs present, we explained our concerns about how the Platform operates and the risks of using it as a model for public health policy. The food industry claimed that the Lancet article was not necessarily evidence based or peer reviewed. They also claimed that their voluntary commitments on labelling have triggered the regulatory process, becoming part of legislation and that if we can find ways to work together the Platform can become part of a driver towards tackling obesity and disease. It seem they see us as being on a "journey together" - something like the current Coca Cola adverts.....
CLICK HERE for an Open letter to new UN agency chief: No more deals with Nestlé please published in World Public Health Nutrition: http://www.wphna.org/2013_mar_hp1_paho.htm
CLICK HERE for a Briefing from Corporate Accountability International: Standards of Political Conduct for Political for corporations http://info.babymilkaction.org/sites/info.babymilkaction.org/files/Corporate-Accountability-International-Standards-of-Political-Conduct-for-Corporations_0.pdf
CLICK HERE for a film about the distribution of money in the US: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QPKKQnijnsM
CLICK HERE for a 13minute film by AIMi (Indonesia Breastfeeding Mothers Association) the IBFAN group in Indonesia with support from Save the Children.
CLICK HERE: for the Save the Children report: Superfood for Babies How overcoming barriers to breastfeeding will save children's lives and the petition about Nestlé and Danone
CLICK HERE for the Save the Children films : http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/breastfeeding-saves-lives-videos
CLICK HERE for a 6 minute student film about junk food
CLICK HERE for the GAPA Statement of Concern about alcohol policy http://www.globalgapa.org/news/who080213.html
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