Big Food

The deep pockets of obesity science

5 de fevereiro de 2018 - Por João Peres

How the ultra-processed food industry uses scientific research to undermine public policy, shift the focus and promote consumer habits “We really thought that it would be possible to reach a good solution,” said Simón Barquera. A few weeks before, we saw his name in connection with the Latin American Scientific Committee of the Choices International […]

How Latin America became the terror of Big Food

12 de janeiro de 2018 - Por João Peres

Warning signs, taxes, official guidelines against junk food: the region is leading an unprecedented political agenda in an attempt to contain the obesity epidemic. But reaction is strong “Makes you proud, doesn’t it? As I was coming out to talk, I suddenly realized what a great thing we were doing”, says Marcela Reyes, breaking into […]