Call to ban junk food makers from public health discussion

Multinational food and beverage industries were now employing similar strategies to tobacco companies and undermining public health, according to experts led by Professor Rob Moodie from the University of Melbourne.

And the marketing of unhealthy commodities such as ultra-processed foods was contributing to the global burden of non-communicable diseases (NCD), according to Professor Moodie, a member of The Lancet NCD Action Group.

In a paper published today, the group called for a stop on food and beverage industry self-regulation and public-private