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Wednesday, January 21, 2004
  
I guess Bush doesn't think we're fat enough yet. The US delegation to the World Health Organization is objecting to the WHO recommendations on obesity:

The food industry has claimed that some suggestions - particularly recommendations on sugar - are not based on hard science.

And the US administration has been accused of trying to dilute the proposals to satisfy the industry's demands.

US delegation head William Steiger drew criticism earlier this month after writing to WHO director-general Dr Lee Jong-wook to challenge the science on which the proposals are based.

Mr Steiger said the report did not place sufficient emphasis on the responsibility of the individual to eat a balanced diet.

He also objected to singling out specific types of food, such as those high in fat and sugar.

The US delegation to the World Health Organization is objecting to the WHO recommendations on obesity.


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