WHO denies suppressing report on junk food
Officials at the World Health Organization denied this week that they had suppressed a report recommending that curbs on junk food advertising should be incorporated into global food standards. It had been accused of burying the report in order to appease the food industry.
Health activist Bruce Silverglade of the US based Center for Science in the Public Interest, released a copy of the report to journalists last week saying that he feared that WHO was suppressing “a series of sensible ground breaking recommendations” for reforming global food standards. Colin Tukuitonga, coordinator in WHO's Primary Prevention of Chronic Diseases section, said Mr Silverglade had been “unhelpful and mischievous” because there was no question about whether WHO should use global food standards as a vehicle to implement its global strategy on diet, physical activity, and health.
The strategy was adopted by WHO's 192 member states in May. It aims to help