The WHO has confirmed the absence of links between coffee consumption and various types of cancer, removing the infusion from the list of "possibly carcinogenic" drinks.
"... A review of more than 500 medical and epidemiological studies conducted by 23 scientists at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) at the World Health Organization (WHO) found no link between this drink and tumors of the breast, pancreas, prostate and 20 other cancers. However, the question of whether there is a very low risk of liver cancer and endometrial cancer remains. "
The WHO should have anticipated the media impact of its report on the health effects of the consumption of red meat and processed meats, in order to avoid creating unnecessary panic.
Pablo León in an article on Elpais.com, highlights how unfounded is the alarm generated by the World Health Organization's (WHO) inclusion of processed meats (sausages, burgers, etc.) in the same category as being harmful to health, as tobacco, alcohol, plutonium and contaminated air because of its carcinogenic effects.
The member countries of the Framework Convention for the Control of Tobacco have approved raising taxes on the tobacco industry.
This new document seeks to "... strengthen measures relating to applicable taxes and prices in order to reduce consumption and the number of deaths from consumption of tobacco, as it is closely related to the cost of the product."
President Funes sent the Law on Pesticide Control back to Congress, arguing the need to adapt it to reality.
From a press release from the Presidency of El Salvador:
The President, Mauricio Funes, using his constitutional powers, sent today to the Legislature observations on Legislative Decree No. 473, regarding the amendments to the Law on the Control of Pesticides, Fertilizers and Products for Agricultural Use.
A study by the Universidad de Costa Rica notes that one company controls the distribution of 80% of drugs sold, with price differences of up to 1,000%.
An article in Nacion.com reports that there is "little or no competition in the private sector of medicine, product of an industry that is "highly concentrated", causing Costa Rica to have higher drug prices compared to other Central American countries."
Costa Rica’s milk sales were of $93 million in 2011, while Guatemala’s production has dropped so much that it had to import 66% of its demand.
Guatemala produces 1.8 million liters of milk, according to the Chamber of Milk Producers of Guatemala, which barely covers 34% of its domestic demand."In the past 40 years, it has gone from being the country with the highest milk production in the region, to the largest importer of dairy products", said Nery Orrego, CEO of the Chamber of Milk Producers, reported Prensalibre.com.
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