May 25, 2004

UN launches anti-Danto campaign
The United Nations health agency has agreed to launch a campaign against obesity which it blames for an increase in deadly diseases worldwide. The plan calls on governments to work together with consumer groups on food advertising and labelling. It also recommends that people restrict their intakes of fats and sugar which are seen as contributing to heart-related diseases and some cancers. According to the World Heart Federation, 1.1 billion adults and 22 million children under five worldwide are obese.
(Deutsche Welle)