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Corporate censors

Issue No. 1719

Corporate censors

SPECIALISTS IN infant feeding have accused the World Health Organisation (WHO) of putting its relationships with corporate sponsors before public health. They claim they were not allowed to discuss at what stage children could be fed manufactured breast milk substitutes at a recent meeting between the WHO and the United Nations' children fund.

Two of the reports prepared for the meeting criticised the role of corporations like Nestl´┐Ż in marketing baby milk, and stated that food corporations should not have a role in infant feeding policy. But the WHO edited out these criticisms without the authors' consent.


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Sat 21 Oct 2000, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1719
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