Archive for February 25th, 2022


More than Half of Parents and Pregnant Women Exposed to Aggressive Formula Milk Marketing – WHO, UNICEF

New report details exploitative practices employed by $55 billion formula industry, compromising child nutrition, violating international commitments.



Geneva, 22 February 2022 (WHO)* — More than half of parents and pregnant women (51 per cent) surveyed for a new WHO/UNICEF report say they have been targeted with marketing from formula milk companies, much of which is in breach of international standards on infant feeding practices.  

The report, How marketing of formula milk influences our decisions on infant feeding, draws on interviews with parents, pregnant women and health workers in eight countries.

It uncovers systematic and unethical marketing strategies used by the formula milk industry – now worth a staggering US$55 billion – to influence parents’ infant feeding decisions.

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How Palestine’s Climate Apartheid Is Being Depoliticised

By Muna Dajani

International donor-led schemes promote peacebuilding and collaboration rather than pushing Israel to end its occupation
Palestine’s struggle is also a climate and environmental struggle | Eddie Gerald / Alamy Stock Photo. All rights reserved

25 February 2022 (openDemocracy)* —  At the core of Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories is its theft of Palestinian natural resources, including land and water, which exacerbates the climate crisis.

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World’s Custodian of Peace Remains Glaringly Irrelevant

Human Wrongs Watch

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 25 2022 (IPS)* – As a new political twist to an old saying goes: the dogs bark but the military caravan moves on.

Russian military operations inside the sovereign territory of Ukraine “on a scale that Europe has not seen in decades, conflict directly with the United Nations Charter,” Secretary General Antonio Guterres told journalists February 24. Credit: UN Photo/Loey Felipe

Despite ominous warnings from an overwhelming majority of member states both in the General Assembly and the Security Council— against a military attack on Ukraine —Russian President Vladimir Putin stood defiant when he ordered a full-scale invasion of a sovereign territory.

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