WHO diet advice unaffected by food industry lobbying.
According to WHO President and CEO Andrew Briscoe, "We remain adamant that any scientific report that affects world health policies and global implementation strategies must be based on the preponderance of scientific evidence." The association says it opposes the report's findings because they: 1) are not based on the preponderance of science; 2) not undergone due process involving WHO executive board endorsement or approval by the WHO World Health Assembly; 3) have not been peer-reviewed, and 4) fail to take into account the effect that lower sugar consumption would have on producers in developing countries.
The WTO is standing by its draft report despite opposition from sugar groups. "WHO believes that the findings represent the best available science in the world. We stand by it," WTO spokesman Jon Liden told Reuters. "We have not found anything in the sugar industry's argument that makes us reconsider any findings," Liden said. He added the WHO had recommended a 10 percent limit as far back as 1990.
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|Title Annotation:||World Health Organization|
|Publication:||Food & Drink Weekly|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Apr 28, 2003|
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