CodexConsultations: Follow-on Formulas, Ready to Use Therapeutic Foods (RUTF)

Letter from Codex Secretary to CCPs May_2020.  This letter outlines the plans for continuing codex work ____________________________________________________________________________ Codex  Consultation:  Deadline 10th June 2020 Review of the Follow-up Formula Standard DEADLINE 10th June  (CXS156 – 1987) Responses to this Consultation Paper…

A Shadowy Industry Group Shapes Food Policy Around the World

The New York Times A Shadowy Industry Group Shapes Food Policy Around the World https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/16/health/ilsi-food-policy-india-brazil-china.html https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/16/health/ilsi-food-policy-india-brazil-china.html When the Indian government bowed to powerful food companies last year and postponed its decision to put red warning labels on unhealthy packaged food,…

New articles on Conflicts of Interest and other things

https://www.tni.org/en/publication/multistakeholderism-a-critical-look Multistakeholderism:a critical look. WORKSHOP REPORT Amsterdam, March 2019WORKSHOP REPORT | March 2019 Corporate Power Project _____________ Franklin Frederik. https://www.globalresearch.ca/swiss-development-aid-nestle-water-privatization/5687211 ___________ Indian Academy of Pediatrics Guidelines on the Fast and Junk Foods, Sugar Sweetened Beverages, and Energy Drinks  PIYUSH GUPTA…

EAT-Lancet Commission’s report on sustainable health and planetary boundaries

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/unhealthy-diet-bigger-killer-than-tobacco/articleshow/68759153.cms   https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/03/science/diet-vegetables.html      I attended the debate on the EAT-Lancet Commission’s report on sustainable health and planetary boundaries on 20th February  2019.  The report recommends radical changes to a low meat/high veg diet and more sustainable, extensive farming…

Royal College of Pediatrics will no longer accept funding from formula companies

Click here and here for previous blogs. Click here for Quartz article Royal college stops taking funding from formula milk firms BMJ 2019; 364 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l743 (Published 14 February 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l743 https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/news-events/news/rcpch-statement-relationship-formula-milk-companies RCPCH statement on relationship…

New articles on conflicts of interest and other things

Broadening its donor base and non-state actors – Does WHO really have a choice when it comes to financing?  Priti Patnaik. Weekly IHP news: http://www.internationalhealthpolicies.org/ ___________________________________________________________ Article on WHO by Alison Katz.  Le Courrier  20.1.2019 Health for All https://lecourrier.ch/2019/01/20/liberer-loms-du-joug-neoliberal/ HforAll40yearsSept2018…

Nestlé in trouble for ‘influencing doctors to prescribe baby food’ in India

https://theprint.in/governance/nestle-in-trouble-for-influencing-doctors-to-prescribe-baby-food-in-india/175659/amp/?__twitter_impression=true Nestlé in trouble for ‘influencing doctors to prescribe baby food’ in India Himani Chandna New Delhi: Swiss food giant Nestlé is under the lens for allegedly influencing doctors to recommend its baby products, including infant milk powder, to parents. …

Time for complete transparency about conflicts of interest in public health nutrition research

published on HRB Open Research Open Letter Time for complete transparency about conflicts of interest in public health nutrition research Marita Hennessy https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9517-6380 1, Katherine Cullerton. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9517-6380 2, Phil Baker3, Amy Brown4, Helen Crawley5, Catherine Hayes.  https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1576-4623 6, Patricia M. Kearney7, Colette Kelly8, Martin McKee https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0121-9683 9, Melissa Mialon10, Mark Petticrew9, Patti…

Exclusive Investigative Report: Harvard’s Pediatric Nutrition Star Comes Under Scrutiny for Conflicts of Interest

PLEASE NOTE : the link to the Nestle Boycott embedded in this article takes you back to Nestle’s own website – with Nestlé’s spin on the history of the campaign.   https://womensenews.org/2018/12/exclusive-investigative-report-harvards-pediatric-nutrition-star-comes-under-scrutiny-for-conflicts-of-interest/?fbclid=IwAR1I3mXnNfAuc8dIxKfzHIZydH6CBd5kIQQWIHOIkkJA1Tmg_bQjyDZeSmA https://womensenews.org/2013/12/formula-marketers-put-pediatric-academy-in-the-bag/ Exclusive Investigative Report: Harvard’s Pediatric Nutrition Star…