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Is The Prince of Wales Fronting for the Junk Food Industry?
Gary Ruskin | May 14th, 2004

Global Anti-Obesity Strategy is Too Lite on Corporations
Gary Ruskin | April 19th, 2004

Health Experts Call for Worldwide Ban on Marketing of Junk Food to Kids
Gary Ruskin | February 27th, 2004

Secret Document Shows Bush Administration Effort to Stop Global Anti-Obesity Initiative
Gary Ruskin | January 15th, 2004

Sugar Industry Threatens WHO Budget Over Dietary Guidelines
Gary Ruskin | April 23rd, 2003

Commercial Alert Asks UNICEF to Drop Support for McDonald’s World Children’s Day, Obesity Lobby
Gary Ruskin | August 26th, 2002

Coalition Asks UNICEF To Cancel McDonald's World Children's Day
Gary Ruskin | July 31st, 2002

Commercial Alert, Groups Urge HHS Sec. Thompson to Support WHO Effort to Fight Junk Food Marketing, Prevent Obesity, Diabetes
Gary Ruskin | May 10th, 2002

Presentation to WHO Conference on Health Marketing and Youth
Gary Ruskin | April 17th, 2002

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Comments on WHO/FAO draft report on
Gary Ruskin | May 16th, 2002

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Marketing Food to Children: the Global Regulatory Environment
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