January 21st, 2004

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“ As well as pushing the food industry to make deeper cuts in sugar and fat in food, the WHO proposals include changes to advertising and tax policy to promote healthier diets.
[...]
The food industry has claimed that some suggestions - particularly recommendations on sugar - are not based on hard science.

And the US administration has been accused of trying to dilute the proposals to satisfy the industry's demands.”

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3414741.stm

Trouble is, the US attitude of "our policy is what is good for our businesses" reminds me of nothing more than 19th century Britain; and I'm not sure that the US has yet quite reached the depths of the Opium wars, or the worst excesses of the East India Company or Cecil Rhodes.