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NEWS RELEASE
For More Information Contact: Gary Ruskin (202)588-7746
For Immediate Release: April 23rd, 2003

Sugar Industry Threatens WHO Budget Over Dietary Guidelines

Todays Washington Post reports that the Sugar Association has threatened the World Health OrganizationҒs budget over new dietary guidelines that free sugars comprise less than 10% of total daily calories consumed.  The threat includes asking Congressional appropriators to challenge future funding of the U.S.Ӓs $406 million contributionsto the WHO,Ŕ the Sugar Association wrote to the WHO on April 14th.

The Sugar Associations letter containing the threat is at: http://www.commercial
alert.org/sugarthreat.pdf
.

ғThis is an outrageous threat designed to stop the World Health Organization from protecting public health, said Gary Ruskin, executive director of Commercial Alert. ԓThe threat is especially repugnant given the alarming incidence ofmarketing-related and diet-related chronic diseases, such as obesity and diabetes, both in the United States and many other countries.

The Washington Post article is at http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/
A17583-2003Apr22.html
.

Commercial Alert is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to keep the commercial culture within its propersphere, and to prevent it from exploiting children and subverting the higher values of family, community, environmentalintegrity and democracy.  Our health program seeks to reduce the incidence of marketing-related diseases—such asobesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and smoking-related illnesses—by promoting healthy messages and restricting theadvertising of products such as tobacco, alcohol, junk food and soda pop, especially to children.  For more information, visit our health program at http://www.commercialalert.org/issues/health/.

Commercial Alert has more than 2000 members, representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia. For more information, visit our website at http://www.commercialalert.org.

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PDF Version

NEWS RELEASE
For More Information Contact: Gary Ruskin (202)588-7746
For Immediate Release: April 23rd, 2003

Sugar Industry Threatens WHO Budget Over Dietary Guidelines

Todays Washington Post reports that the Sugar Association has threatened the World Health OrganizationҒs budget over new dietary guidelines that free sugars comprise less than 10% of total daily calories consumed.  The threat includes asking Congressional appropriators to challenge future funding of the U.S.Ӓs $406 million contributionsto the WHO,Ŕ the Sugar Association wrote to the WHO on April 14th.

The Sugar Associations letter containing the threat is at: http://www.commercial
alert.org/sugarthreat.pdf
.

ғThis is an outrageous threat designed to stop the World Health Organization from protecting public health, said Gary Ruskin, executive director of Commercial Alert. ԓThe threat is especially repugnant given the alarming incidence ofmarketing-related and diet-related chronic diseases, such as obesity and diabetes, both in the United States and many other countries.

The Washington Post article is at http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/
A17583-2003Apr22.html
.

Commercial Alert is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to keep the commercial culture within its propersphere, and to prevent it from exploiting children and subverting the higher values of family, community, environmentalintegrity and democracy.  Our health program seeks to reduce the incidence of marketing-related diseases—such asobesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and smoking-related illnesses—by promoting healthy messages and restricting theadvertising of products such as tobacco, alcohol, junk food and soda pop, especially to children.  For more information, visit our health program at http://www.commercialalert.org/issues/health/.

Commercial Alert has more than 2000 members, representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia. For more information, visit our website at http://www.commercialalert.org.

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