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Experts express doubts that food and drink industries have the motives to improve health

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 27 January 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d591
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1London

Collaborative working on public health issues between government, industry, and health experts is not producing concrete benefits, peers have been told.

Health experts involved in the government’s efforts to work collaboratively with the food and drinks industry as part of efforts to improve public health said the companies involved were unwilling to look at steps that would “hurt their bottom line” in business.

The lack of progress was discussed at an evidence session of the House of Lords science and technology select committee on 26 January as part of its inquiry into the use of behaviour change interventions to achieve government policy goals.

Lord Krebbs, a crossbencher peer and committee …

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