‘The World Health Organisation has taken thousands of pounds from food companies such as Coca-Cola and Nestle. A regional WHO office has also taken donations from Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and Unilever, according to a study.
The Pan American office – known as PAHO – has received £35,000 in donations from Coca-Cola, £100,000 from Nestle and a similar amount from Unilever.
The WHO is the public health arm of the UN and fights chronic ailments such as diabetes and heart disease, caused primarily by unhealthy diets. The Pan American Health Organisation has also been relying on the food and beverage industry for advice on how to fight obesity.’