2016 Food policy

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right to food, par. 54 (2016)

Text of the recommendation

54. Conflicts of interest have also been identified where businesses involved in the initiative were simultaneously marketing foods leading to obesity and non-communicable diseases. While efforts were recently made, for example by excluding infant formula manufacturers that violate the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes, it remains unclear as to how the initiative prevents companies from gaining improper access to markets and policymaking, or how violations are detected and evaluated.


Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Interim Report on the right to food, A/71/282, (2016). Par. 54. Available at: https://undocs.org/A/71/282