George Kent

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Government agencies that regulate infant formula have been concerned about its safety, worrying about things like contamination with bacteria and insect parts. Questionable formula has been subject to government-ordered recalls. This attention reinforces people’s confidence that national governments are ensuring the quality of infant formula. However,(More)
In a study of patients' views of the type of information they would like to receive from the doctor 265 patients from four general practices were given a list of five areas of information - diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, aetiology and social effects of their illness - and asked to rank these in order of importance for that visit. In general, information(More)
Worldwide promotion of infant formula and other commercial baby foods is leading to increased use of these products, raising concerns about their impact on the health of infants. These products are made and marketed through a global system that extends beyond the control of separate nations. As the industry is increasingly globalized, there is a growing(More)
BACKGROUND The human right to adequate food needs to be interpreted for the special case of young children because they are vulnerable, others make the choices for them, and their diets are not diverse. There are many public policy issues relating to child feeding. DISCUSSION The core of the debate lies in differences in views on the merits of infant(More)
OBJECTIVE The marketing of infant/child milk-based formulas (MF) contributes to suboptimal breast-feeding and adversely affects child and maternal health outcomes globally. However, little is known about recent changes in MF markets. The present study describes contemporary trends and patterns of MF sales at the global, regional and country levels. DESIGN(More)
BACKGROUND The United States' Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) distributes about half the infant formula used in the United States at no cost to the families. This is a matter of concern because it is known that feeding with infant formula results in worse health outcomes for infants than breastfeeding. (More)
Challenges of food and nutrition security, agriculture and ecosystem management in an urbanizing world FAO Food for the Cities multidisciplinary initiative position paper Food, agriculture and cities The challenges of food and nutrition security, agriculture and ecosystem management in an urbanizing world Foreword Urbanization is one of the key drivers of(More)