Big-Food’s Impact on the South: A View from Brazil


 

Traditional long-established food systems and dietary patterns are being displaced in Brazil and in other countries in the South (Africa, Asia, and Latin America) by ultra-processed products made by transnational food corporations (“Big Food” and “Big Snack”).This displacement increases the incidence of obesity and of major chronic diseases and affects public health and public goods by undermining culture, meals, the family, community life, local economies, and national identity.

Read the full treatment at http://www.resilience.org/stories/2013-07-11/the-impact-of-transnational-big-food-companies-on-the-south-a-view-from-brazil

Posted by KWB wandering among the borderlands of the Ether.

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