Conflict of Interests: Maternal and child Nutrition Big Food and Big Science

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Robert BlackRobert Black

In its August Issue of World Nutrition (Vol 4, no 7), the World Public Health Nutrition Association has published a letter from myself,  Arun Gupta and Urban Jonsson. This  highlights the speech of WHO's Director General in which she warns about the tactics of Big food and its front groups who lobby governments with "promises of self-regulation, lawsuits, and industry-funded research that confuses the evidence and keeps the public in doubt. In the view of WHO, the formulation of health policies must be protected from distortion by commercial or vested interests."


The letter exposes some of the  conflict of interests apparent in the global nutrition system using as an example some of  the authors and advisors of the recently published Lancet series on nutrition,  who  are linked to large food corporations and also GAIN and SUN.  The letter finishes with an invitation to the scientists currently advising Big Food and Big Snack and associated organisations to resign these positions. 


There are numerous other important articles in World Nutrition - so take a look. 



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