The coverage following the front page article in the New York Times (online on Sunday 8th July, hard copy 9th July) was certainly boosted by   President Trump tweeting that it was all ‘Fake News’. Below are some links to the coverage but  first a great summary on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert  Jul 11, 2018.  https://youtu.be/53A5dFrwTj0

The NYT was not the first to break this story:  Amruta Byatnal of Malnutrition Deeply wrote  A moment of Reckoning  on 7th June and Moriti Neto, from Brazil followed on June 13, 2018,  – loosely translated:  Trump wants to suck   However, the NYT, certainly lit the touchpaper.

The AlJazheera  report includes a section about Codex with interviews with Patti Rundall and Roger Mathison:   Move the slider to 38.10. (16.25  from the end).  https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera/videos/vl.205266793387357/10156898368783690/?type=1

Reveal – Journal of Investigative Reporting   Trump Team Weakened Global Efforts to control marketing of baby formula, by This article includes links to Nestlé’s ‘Talking Points’ on conflicts of Interest.

Although the Nestlé spokesman denied that the company lobbied the U.S. government, he was the one who provided Reveal with Nestlé’s talking points for this year’s World Health Assembly.    According to the memo, Nestlé’s position on conflicts of interests mirrors the U.S. position – that rather than develop international guidelines on inappropriate marketing, “member States are in the best position to make individual assessments … as to what engagements are both appropriate and in the best interests of their respective countries……We believe that to significantly increase breastfeeding rates and promote healthy diets, the Guidance … should consider other important measures other than simply recommending additional restrictions on the promotion of commercial baby food,” the memo continued.

BBC Trump denies US opposition to WHO breastfeeding resolution  BBC  9 July 2018

Fair Observer, The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Showdown” with Milk and Pompeo  Peter Isackson   July 12, 2018.

 The New York Times’ editorial board went on the record denouncing the United States’ bullying at the World Health Assembly: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/09/opinion/editorials/breast-feeding-scares-donald-trump-.html

VOX The next frontier of Trump’s defense of baby formula How the administration is helping the infant formula industry mislead moms about breastfeeding.  By

Atlantic: When Trump administration officials opposed a WHO breast-feeding resolution, they followed a long history of policymakers listening to baby-formula manufacturers.  Read More:
http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2018/07/the-epic-battle-between-breast-milk-and-infant-formula-companies/564782/?utm_source=eb

“Sullivan and other health advocates point to a “stakeholder listening session” that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services held with industry groups and nonprofits two weeks before the World Health Organization meeting in Geneva. As usual, dairy, grocery, and baby-formula groups gave their opinion to the U.S. delegates about the WHO resolutions. What seemed different this year, health advocates told me, is how forcefully the U.S. delegates acted on the trade groups’ opposition.

A representative from Nestle, which makes baby formula and baby food, spoke out at the session, according to Mary Champeny, a program officer with the nutrition group Helen Keller International who was at the listening session. The company said it opposed the resolution because of its reference to an earlier, 2016 World Health Assembly resolution, which they said “restricts complementary feeding,” the gradual introduction of solid foods along with breast milk starting at around six months of age. Champeny remembers another group, a supermarket lobby, also speaking out against part of the resolution at the same session. In talking points from the listening session provided to The Atlantic, a Nestle representative wrote, among other things, “We believe that to significantly increase breastfeeding rates and promote healthy diets, the Guidance when implemented by Member States should consider other important measures other than simply recommending additional restrictions on the promotion of commercial baby food.”

Some of the covereage from Latin America:

WM Radio: http://www.wradio.com.co/noticias/internacional/estados-unidos-es-agresivo-al-promover-el-uso-de-formula-para-bebes-patti-rundall/20180711/nota/3772675.aspx

WM Caracol Radio and Prisa Group (Spain)  Spain, Panama, Venezuela and the East Coast in United States

Costa Rica:
Argentina
Playground video esp
La Gazzette video esp
Tran Van video esp
CNN video esp
Perú video esp (minuto3.50)
RT video esp
24h video esp
Ecuador Tele Sur video esp
Ecuador Tele Sur video esp sobre Ecuador
España El País video CNN esp (Trump no permite abogada se extraiga leche)
Ken Nieto video esp

WM Radio: http://www.wradio.com.co/noticias/internacional/estados-unidos-es-agresivo-al-promover-el-uso-de-formula-para-bebes-patti-rundall/20180711/nota/3772675.aspx

WM Caracol Radio and Prisa Group (Spain)  Spain, Panama, Venezuela and the East Coast in United States

Costa Rica:

EE.UU. intentó bloquear resolución de la OMS sobre lactancia materna

https://youtu.be/PnBCQwQnfCE

Nuevo Herald esp
Colombia El Espectador
Colombia Mundo
Colombia El Tiempo
Univisión
México Televisa
Miami Azteca
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