Manufacturing Epidemics: Role Of Global Producers In Increased Consumption Of Unhealthy Commodities

Posted on June 27, 2012 in Africa, Africa, Africa, Africa

The rate of increase in consumption of “unhealthy commodities” is fastest in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), with little or no further growth expected in high-income countries (HICs).
Multinational companies have now achieved a level of penetration of food markets in middle-income countries similar to what they have achieved in HICs.
Higher intake of unhealthy foods correlates strongly with higher tobacco and alcohol sales, suggesting a set of common tactics by industries producing unhealthy commodities…

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