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WHO faces funding controversy over new food fund

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 22 February 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:414
  1. Fiona Fleck
  1. Geneva

    A new $40m (£25m; ‡37m) global fund to help the world's poorest countries to raise food safety standards was launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization last week amid controversy over whether the fund would accept donations from the food industry.

    The trust fund aims to help about 120 developing countries implement the United Nations' Codex Alimentarium, which seeks to set food standards that protect the health of consumers and ensure fair practices in food trade.

    US consumer groups and the International Baby Food Action …

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