Who in the world can create such a thing? WHO can. “Member states requested” this. Member states consist of people like you and me. The WHO is not going to change the contents on your plate. YOU are. It’s so funny to me. The info is out there for those who are interested, but many, again, don’t want to take responsibility. So, there is an unreasonable amount of trust given to labels and what not, the appearance of which in many (most?) cases are completely misleading. Random package of contents X states “one serving contains 20% of your daily vitamin C!”. Okay. And the rest? The rest of the contents, and the rest of your daily micronutrient need? If that product only contains one fifth of your need, for one of the I don’t know how many micronutrients, and say that that product contains about one tenth of your daily caloric need, then it’s simply not good, because you have more then nine other nutrient needs to fulfill. Yes, I’m here assuming that those nine other items would have the same caloric content, which is unlikely, but it is just as unlikely that we’ll get what we need from processed foods.
More than half of the deaths globally (60% in 2001) can be accounted to noncommunicable diseases.
THAT IS CRAZY.
Unhealthy diets and lack of physical movement are the main causes for this. Why are we not (more) worried yet? The report states that the government plays a crucial role in achieving lasting changes in health. True. They have. Their recommendations have been causing a lot of people to become sick. The worst part is, that it’s not really their recommendations, but the ones of the producers of the poisonous products, because they pay to play! Governments need money, corporations need customers!
“…governments have long accepted these industries have a role in developing health promotion campaigns and informing health policies. Yet, he [Prof. Rob Moodie from the University of Melbourne, for the Lancet] says, their study shows no health benefit from industry involvement in voluntary regulation or public-private partnerships. “These companies shouldn’t be around the table when formulating national and international policy,” says Moodie. “There is a fundamental conflict — their legitimate role is to make profit, our role is to protect health.” Moodie says the multinationals, like the tobacco companies, encourage public opposition to government regulation by emphasizing individual choice and the intrusion of the “nanny state” into our lives. “Individual responsibility is absolutely part of the deal, but we also need to think about societal responsibility — the two go together,” says Moodie.”