Martin M Eagleton
Shocking new revelations by the New York Times make public that back in May the US delegation to the World Health Organization (WHO) opposed a very well-established and otherwise uncontroversial resolution that encouraged breastfeeding and intimidated other countries, especially poor countries in Latin America and Africa, to decline their support for the resolution.
The NY Times reports:
“American officials sought to water down the resolution by removing language that called on governments to ‘protect, promote and support breast-feeding’ and another passage that called on policymakers to restrict the promotion of food products that many experts say can have deleterious effects on young children.
When that failed, they turned to threats, according to diplomats and government officials who took part in the discussions. Ecuador, which had planned to introduce the measure, was the first to find itself in the…