New York Times Examines Changing Marketing, Manufacturing Tactics Of Multinational Food Companies, Rising Obesity Rates Worldwide

New York Times: How Big Business Got Brazil Hooked on Junk Food
“…A New York Times examination of corporate records, epidemiological studies, and government reports — as well as interviews with scores of nutritionists and health experts around the world — reveals a sea change in the way food is produced, distributed, and advertised across much of the globe. The shift, many public health experts say, is contributing to a new epidemic of diabetes and heart disease, chronic illnesses that are fed by soaring rates of obesity in places that struggled with hunger and malnutrition just a generation ago…” (Jacobs/Richtel, 9/16).

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