US cold on WHO obesity report

An article from the Washington Post describes a WHO report on nutrition (Report 916, PDF format) and comments by the current US administration that indicate disagreement with the ideas put forth therein. In particular, administration and industry officials don't like the idea of cutting sugar-related junk food advertising to children and using taxes to increase the prices of such sugar- laden food.

The report is about 160 pages and covers all kinds of health issues, including obesity, cancer, dental disease, etc. Long read, I may write something about it after I've had a chance to plow through the whole thing.