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World Health Organization aims to wipe out trans fats worldwide

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NEWS

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a plan to help countries wipe out trans fats from the global food supply in the next five years.

COMMENT

The release of this plan by the WHO follows many years of pressure from health campaigners worldwide, who have long been expressing concern at the dangers posed by the widespread use of trans fats in the global food supply. Such dangers include an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, allergies, and other health problems. For a long time, however, the WHO was essentially ignoring these concerns.

While we welcome the plan to wipe out the use of trans fats worldwide, we should not forget there are many other threats to our health that the WHO and other United Nations agencies continue to not just simply ignore – but even to support and encourage. Examples include the global proliferation of GMOs and artificial food additives, the use of toxic pharmaceutical drugs, and attempts by the so-called Codex Alimentarius Commission to restrict the use of natural health therapies based on the use of safe micronutrients.

In summary, therefore, while the WHO has at least taken a step here towards its claimed goal of building a better, healthier future for people all over the world, much more remains to be done before it can truly be said to be representing our interests rather than those of the multibillion-dollar multinational companies who profit from the status quo.

Read article at medicalxpress.com

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