I told them, I warned them…now watch them come for sugar and fat

Health activists hailed the decision on legal liability, saying it could set a precedent for holding other industries accountable for environmental damage or public health harms they could cause.

I have spoken at a few conferences, warning attendees that their industries were next under the gun from health busy-bodies and that one of the weapons they will use is legal processes.

I’m in the front line of this, with three health busy-bodies attempting to silence me, Carrick Graham and the Food and Grocery Council. They are using very expensive legal processes, probably well funded by a vested interest, to sue us and attempt to silence us.

The reason is we take the fight to them.Where this is will head is easy to predict. Whatever is perceived as a successful attack on tobacco will be used against sugar, alcohol and fat.

They are coming for your business as we speak…and they have always started with tobacco.

The latest development is to sue

A global conference on tobacco control has pledged to hold the tobacco industry legally liable for health consequences of smoking and protect public health policies from the influence of tobacco companies.

Representatives from around 180 countries participating in the World Health Organization’s global tobacco control treaty negotiations on Saturday adopted a declaration in which they also vowed to prohibit or regulate the sale of e-cigarettes. ? Read more »

NZ delegation to WHO conference votes to exclude media scrutiny

Rebel Media reports:

This is a video you won’t see anywhere else: A look at what really happens behind the closed doors of a globalist conference run by unelected, unaccountable busy-bodies.

At COP7 in Delhi today, the World Health Organization passed a motion to restrict all journalists from the remainder of the public meeting on tobacco control. Seriously.

And, what’s most shocking: With over 180 nations attending, not a single country objected to media being thrown out — not a single one — including Canada. ?? Read more »

Apparently the bacon crisis is over

Whoa…don’t put down the bacon sarnies yet, it looks like WHO isn’t trying to ban bacon.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has insisted it is not telling people to stop eating bacon and other processed meats after a report claimed they could increase the risk of cancer.

Farmers and the meat industry reacted with outrage when the organisation?s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) put ham and sausages in the ominous-sounding ?group one? of carcinogens, which includes formaldehyde, gamma radiation and cigarettes.

Eating just a 50g portion of processed meat ? or two rashers of bacon – a day increases the risk of bowel cancer by 18 per cent, the experts concluded.

But the WHO has sought to ease panic by emphasising that the findings only confirmed recommendations made back in 2002, which advised people to moderate their consumption to reduce the risk of cancer. ? Read more »


WHO is wrong, the key to a long life is….bacon

WHO reckons that bacon is cancer causing.

Bacon, ham and sausages rank alongside cigarettes as a major cause of cancer, the World Health Organisation has said.

Its report says each 50g of processed meat a day – the equivalent of one sausage, or less than two slices of bacon – increases the chance of developing bowel cancer by 18 per cent.

Global health experts listed processed meat as a cancer-causing substance – the highest of five possible rankings, shared with alcohol, asbestos, arsenic and cigarettes.

Fresh red meat was ranked on the next level – as a “probable” carcinogen.

The classifications, by the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), mean processed meat is officially regarded as “carcinogenic to humans”.

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Ebola… coming to a metropolis near you


The graphic above shows the number of passengers that flow between Nigeria/Ebola Central and various countries. ?You may note that the UK is facing the largest risk. ? Read more »


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Rushing to judgment causes red faces

I bet some?political?parties and their spokespeople are feeling just a little bit sheepish today after they rushed out press releases trying to capitalise on a report on air pollution from WHO that has since been withdrawn.

The World Health Organisation has removed data from its website that suggested New Zealand cities’ air quality was poorer than any major city in Australia and that Auckland’s air pollution was on a par with Tokyo’s.

In a compilation of air quality data from 1100 cities in 91 countries, reporting concentrations of health damaging “PM10” particles WHO published 2009 data it said was sourced from the Ministry of Environment which suggested air quality in Auckland, Hamilton and Wellington breached its safety guidelines.

That, however was challenged by Environment Minister Nick Smith and his ministry.

The data has been replaced by 2010 numbers which showed all New Zealand main centres within the WHO safety guidelines of no more than 20 micrograms of PM10 particles per cubic metre of air with the exception of Dunedin which had been the only compliant New Zealand city according to the previous figures.

…Coordinator at WHO’s department of health and the environment Carlos Dora told Radio NZ the mistake was down to human error when the data was entered into its database.

“We’ve already been in touch with the Ministry of the Environment and different people in New Zealand because they spotted correctly there was a mistake. We have already corrected the database we presented already our apologies.”

Gareth Hughes should now feel more than a little bit stupid for his press release of Tuesday:

“More people in Auckland are dying from air pollution than in road crashes,” said Green Party transport spokesperson Gareth Hughes.

“This survey comes soon after a report to the Auckland Council estimated more than 700 premature deaths a year result from air pollution, should serve as a wake-up call.

“If these deaths happened all at once it would be recognised as a national tragedy and would be the subject of an official inquiry.

“Air pollution costs our health system, it’s bad for our people and it’s bad for the economy.”

Rather emotive and based on an?erroneous?and now withdrawn report. Phil Twyford and Charles Chauvel can likewise feel a bit silly:

A report showing air pollution in Auckland is double that of Sydney?s and on a par with Tokyo?s is another blot on National?s ever-expanding not very environmental copybook, Labour?s Environment spokesperson Charles Chauvel says.

World Health Organisation data out today reveals New Zealand cities trail all major Australian cities in terms of air quality, with Auckland the worst.

“Our largest city is just now getting a glimpse of the real cost of Steven Joyce’s anti-rail, more roads-at-all-cost policies – increased air pollution,? Charles Chauvel said.

?What?s particularly disgraceful is that the WHO report comes just two months after Auckland City Council reported that dirty air accounts for more than 700 deaths each year.

?Diluted air quality standards, minimum vehicle emission standards, and a relentless push for more cars is a disastrous combination.

?That?s a terrible public policy failure for National. As another MP observed recently, and rightly, Steven Joyce is the Colossus of Roads, and that will be his legacy,? Charles Chauvel said.

Well maybe it is a terrible failure, but I reckon the failure is on their part for relying on dodgy states from WHO. I wonder fo they will now retract their silly press releases.