World Health Organisation 'taking cash handouts from fast-food industry to plug black holes in budget'Submitted by emalvini on Fri, 10/19/2012 - 15:00
World Health Organisation 'taking cash handouts from fast-food industry to plug black holes in budget'
The Pan American office has accepted $50,000 from Coca-Cola, $150,000 from Nestle and $150,000 from Unilever.
It has also been relying on the food and beverage industry for advice on how to fight obesity
By EMILY ALLEN
PUBLISHED: 10:16 EST, 19 October 2012
UPDATED: 11:07 EST, 19 October 2012
The World Health Organisation, which bills itself as 'impartial', has been taking hundreds of thousands of pounds from the fast-food industry to help fill black holes in its budget to tackle obesity, it has emerged.
WHO works on behalf of 194 nations to tackle disease like malaria and AIDS but also battle on-going problems like diabetes and heart disease caused by chronic problems like obesity.
But now it has emerged that WHO's regional office, which is tasked with fighting obesity in places like Mexico which has the world's highest rate of obese and overweight adults, has been taking hand-outs from the fast-food industry.
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