1939 Cicely Williams presents a talk on bottle-baby deaths and condensed milk to the Singapore Rotary Club. Using the title Milk and Murder she said that “misguided propaganda on infant feeding should be punished as the most criminal form of sedition, and that those deaths should be regarded as murder.”
1968 Dr. Derrick Jelliffe coins the term “commerciogenic malnutrition” to describe the impact of industry marketing practices on infant health.
1970 The UN Protein-Calorie Advisory Group (PAG) raises concern about industry practices.
1972 International Organisation of Consumers Unions (IOCU) submits a draft code of practice on the advertising of infant foods to FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius Commission.
complete timeline 1939-2011 from BabyMilkAction.org