The sugar industry in the United States is threatening to bring the World Health Organisation to its knees by asking Congress to stop funding the body unless it scraps guidelines on healthy eating due to be published tomorrow.
The threat is described by WHO insiders as tantamount to blackmail and worse than any pressure by the tobacco lobby.
This is outrageous. Do not skip this article. The Bush Administration must take a stand on this, whether it likes it or not. This kind of black eye is a blow to American integrity we can hardly afford.