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Baby Formula Industry Slammed for Manipulative Social Media Marketing

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In 1981, the World Health Assembly released a public health strategy known as The International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes to protect breastfeeding and “stop the aggressive and inappropriate marketing of breast-milk substitutes.”1 This initiative came after years of unethical formula marketing specifically to mothers in low-income parts of the world, which led to “dramatic […]

Talking Trash About Parents at the World Health Assembly 2019

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More than 4,000 representatives from 194 member states gathered in Geneva, Switzerland during May 20-28, 2019 to discuss human-related health issues at the 72nd World Health Assembly, a meeting of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) top decision-making body.1 On the second day of the meeting, the U.S. and 14 other governments sponsored an event “Promoting […]

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