IBFAN attends Food Labelling Committee Session in effort to protect consumer health

My grandma proudly hands me a box of crackers. “It says all natural!” she exclaims. I turn over the box to uncover the product’s ingredient list. The crackers are, in fact, not all natural. It’s easy to fall victim to misleading food labeling. Patti Rundall, Policy Director Baby Milk Action, Global Advocacy IBFAN and IBFAN …

Recent happenings linking maternal child health and planetary health

Late this autumn, I went for a hike with my family that moved me to tears. As I looked over the rolling foothills cascading in green, its beauty, while simultaneously reflecting on the horrors in this world, provoked a surge of emotion like the swell of ocean waves just over the mountain range we perched …

Opportunity to join research project documenting Code violations

Surveying the Landscape of Breastmilk Substitute (BMS) Marketing Practices in Four Countries is well underway! Launched this summer, the purpose of the research project is to document violations of the World Health Organization’s International Code on Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes and subsequent WHA resolutions (the Code) in the U.S., Canada, the UK and Australia.  On …

Infant feeding and planetary health go hand in hand

I recently woke up to a headline with the words “climate” and “hope” strung together. As author Jeff Brady points out, it’s “…something you don’t hear much when it comes to climate change: hope.”  Brady goes on to illuminate a recent International Energy Agency (IEA) report that shows “countries are setting records in deploying climate-friendly …